How to define a hernia?
Umbilical hernia - a protrusion of the internal organs (most often the bowel or omentum) through a large umbilical ring.Often the cause of its appearance becomes wrong childbirth, if the person who took the puppies, too much pulled the cord and cut it too short, or reckless acts mother pull the cord when you drag a cub or licking.The hernia may be visible in newborn puppies, and may appear several days after birth.
appearance of hernia may also be due to a hereditary weakness of the tissues in the umbilical ring.
Inspect tummy puppy.If the navel of the baby has a swelling in size from a few millimeters up to three or four centimeters, most likely, it was a hernia.To distinguish it from the tumor in the following ways: Put the puppy on his back and carry on the abdomen hand.The tumor in this case will remain in place and will not be palpable hernia. If you suspect a hernia puppy should be seen by a veterinarian - a doctor determine whether there is a need for surgical treatment.
If round swelling on the abdomen noticeable swelling, inflammation, skin flushed, the touch of her obviously cause puppy discomfort, it may indicate, or that developing hernia incarceration, or that swelling is a sign of another disease.Typically, the hernia causes no pain and does not interfere with the normal life of the animal.
How to treat a hernia in puppies?
Small hernias usually do not require treatment and close themselves when the puppy reaches the age of about six months.Sometimes the owners are trying to cure a hernia from their small pets using coins attached to the ring of hernia patch.Such actions must be carried out only with the permission of the veterinarian - the effectiveness of folk remedies is often exaggerated, replace surgery they can not.
More modern methods to speed up the closure of the umbilical ring - it's all kinds of tires and pressure bandage specifically designed for puppies suffering from hernia, massage the abdomen.Required control doctor - if a hernia does not close itself, or will begin to increase, conservative treatment will not be dispensed. veterinarian can also be used to cure a hernia alcohol injection.Thus in certain areas of the hernial rings is introduced ethyl alcohol, causing inflammation and overgrowing ring.
Large hernias need to take in to avoid infringement.Usually they operate six-month puppies, but recently hernia often sutured and 9-10-week-old baby.
for the prevention of hernia, especially if there is a risk of a hereditary weakness of the umbilical ring and the abdominal muscles in puppies should be handled carefully and with the kids.You can not raise them at the front or rear paws, puppies should not be allowed to get up too early on their feet, to catch up, relying front paws on the rim of the box or crate in which they are located.