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I am no expert, and there are a lot of people on these boards that are really knowledgable and I hope will chime in, but I would not wait for complications, emergencies to have the hernia fixed. I would do it now!!! I understand that you are worried to have your puppy go under the knife and be anesthetised, but at least there won't be complications. Also you might consider taking care of hernia and having the puppy fixed at the same time, as he will only have to be put under once and have both problems taken care of. It will be easier on the pup and on your pocket book. I am frankly surprised that you vet would give such advice, mine feels pretty strongly about fixing the problem sooner, rather than later.
Good luck and welcome to the boards,