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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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We are going to look at a little girl on Saturday.....the breeder advised Paula that the girl does have a small hernia and that it can be corrected at the time the little girl gets spayed.
This is a well respected breeder and we appreciate the honesty.....my question is....choose another puppy....or just go with our hearts?

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Milo had an umbilical hernia repair when he arrived. I had no prior knowledge of it and almost panicked when I brought him to the vet and felt the stitches on his tummy. The vet said it was nothing to worry about and should not cause future problems. I wasn't told about it ahead of time but I'm sure if I had been it would have made no difference.

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Rick, how exciting that your getting number 2!!! MHS Strikes again. I don't know anything about hernia's but It sounds like people are already giving you some good advise. tell us about her, when would you get her, what color?




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Isabelle, my maltese had an umbilical hernia too. It was repaired when she was spayed. I think there are different types of hernias and some can be more severe to repair. Hers was just cosmetic and they fixed it.

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Rick, how exciting that your getting number 2!!! MHS Strikes again. I don't know anything about hernia's but It sounds like people are already giving you some good advise. tell us about her, when would you get her, what color?
Thanks for all the advice everyone......

If we choose her, or she chooses us....she'll be black and white...
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Oh Rick, I am so excited for you= another baby!! Lily had an umbilical hernia which her breeder told me about when they found it. It never made one difference to me. We had it corrected when she was spayed at 6 months and she never had another problem!! Go with your heart!!

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For peace of mind, you may want to call your vet to ask what types/sizes of hernias should be a concern.

My vet suggested that a small hernia on a female would really only be a problem if/when she was bred. This was not an umbilical hernia, but lower in the groin/inner thigh area. (As it turns out, the puppy didn't have a hernia afterall. It was just a precautionary comment because the pup was too little to tell for sure.)
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I don't know anything about hernias, but it sounds like you are getting plenty of good advice here. Just wanted to say congrats on the potential puppy! It sounds like Max will have a little sister to play with.


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Izzy had an umbilical hernia which we had repaired when she was spayed. The breeder had made us aware of it and payed for the additional charge for the hernia. Find out if your breeder is willing to do this by taking the hernia repair cost off of the purchase price of the puppy. I think it was only $50 here, but I understand that it can be higher in other locations.

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This is such a good place to get info....I am glad that you are getting another little baby.....Let us know what happens on Saturday!!!!! I am sure you will make the right decision!!!!!

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