I received this email from my breeder today. I am supposed to pick my puppy up in a few days... I am already attched to him I picked him when he was 2 weeks and have watched him grow through pictures! we even named him bought him his first name tag and have been preparing for him to come home I have been so excited to get him and when I opened my mail I thought I would see a pic of him but I got this instead. Will it effect his health in any way?? Is there any reason I should not take him?? would it be unwise to pick him up? I do not want a puppy that gets sick we just lost 2 dogs in 2 years and our family has been through alot b/c our dogs are huge part of our family and I really want to bring him home but I also dont want to get really attached... Its bad enough now and then find out he is sick any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
ps will it stay the same size or get bigger as he grows?
Teddy visited the vet yesterday to receive his shots and he is ready to go home. During the visit the vet found a small umbilical hernia, about the size of a # 2 pencil lead. They say this sometime comes from the mother licking the umbilical area too much. This can and sometimes does heal on it's own or it can be surgically fixed. My vet charges around $75.00 for the repair and it can be done at any time, or not done at all since it does not affect his general health. I as a breeder, would prefer that he not be used as a stud dog, but would still provide registration papers. I will understand if you decide not to take the puppy.
um, I hope someone changes the contact info..anywho...Its not a health concern..Umbilical is one type of hernia then there's another kind..It starts with an H...someone else will know..When you get your dog fixed your vet can repair the hernia at the same time, should be able to do it for free. It is not a health concern, unless it gets too big, I think. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I think I may be. :P
Actually, stupid me, since the hernia is so small, it should heal on its own, and if not, its too small to cause a fuss. As long as its a pet you'll be fine.
I had a litter of puppies one time and a few had umbilical hernias. As a breeder, I offered to pay for the surgery to fix them. It is a fairly inexpensive and simple procedure done under full anesthesia, and I had it done on a weimaraner puppy when she was 8 weeks old. After much research, I reached the conclusion that if multiple puppies in the litter had these hernias, it is most likely from a genetic cause, so I did not breed the mother again. However, if this was the only puppy with the hernia in the litter, it may have been caused by something else. HOpe this helps!
Thank you My puppy is a Rotti and that doesnt sound big for a lg dog unless it grows. The reason I am so concerned is b/c my english bulldog had a differnt type of hernia and the breeder had it "fixed" when I got him home a few months later it looked worse and my vet said that the repair was NOT done by a professional he felt the breeder may have done it herself. He is 7 now and thankfully pretty healthy but it is HUGE and protrudes out I later found out how lucky we are b/c when I tried to reach her a few years later When I typed in her name all these people with law suts came up b/c there puppy died after 3 day etc. I just dont want to be one of the unlucky ones this time b/c we are very lucky he is basicaly healthy after I read what others have went through!!! I am a nurse and should know that its not such a big deal I have seen babies with them and they go away as they grow etc I guess I am just so afraid to fall in love with him and loose him!! also why would she say she does not want him bred?? not that I plan on it Thanks again
Right Nic.... On occasion we have a pup that has a hernia. They are no big deal. Fixable when spayed or neutered. Don't let the breeder get it done, take the pup to someone you trust. Perhaps even a price reduction.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness, must have never owned a dog!!!!!!!!!!!