i called my vet today and explained that she has 2 bumps down between her legs on both sides of her vulva (looks almost like balloons that are blown up with water or something) he said it sounds like a inguinal hernia. he is getting surgery this week and said to bring her in the beginning of next week but because she is so small (she is the smallest at 7 ounces at 4 weeks old) if she needs surgery she would have to wait until she is alot bigger because theres no way shed survive surgery at this age and weight. im worried shes in pain. she doesnt whine that much, only when she seems hungry and eats normally. (eats moms milk and ive been mushing puppy food and all the pups including her nibble at it.) should i be seriously worried? i just noticed this today on her and i am freeking out. ive never seen a puppy with a hernia before. also i forgot to mention to my vet that when i lay her backwards to see her stomach when she trys to sit up below her belly button bulges a little. could this be an umbilical hernia to or is this normal? i feel so bad for this little girl because as of right now it seems like its a waiting game for her and im not sure whats best to do for this tiny girl. any suggestions or has anyone ever had this? thanks
Inguinal hernias are thought to be a hereditary defect. Umbilical hernias are generally a congenital defect and may or may not also be hereditary.
This puppy, if it does have both inguinal and umbilical hernias, has rolled a double snake eyes right out of the womb. If this is a puppy from a litter that you produced, I would not sell it. Fix the hernias then fix her. Find a good adoption home for her.
I would suggest that you keep a sharp eye on any other puppies produce by this mating pair. You may have a genetically compromised bitch.
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i actually got her from a breeder that couldnt care from her after she was bred. she got spayed when she got a csection so thats taken care of, no more pups for her just spoiledness from us. :) i was defenitly going to get the puppy surgery and a spay then find her a good home with someone or keep her but unfortunetly she took a turn for the worse last night and died this morning on my way to the vet. its sad and depressing but the poor little thing was only 6 ounces at 4 weeks old so im thinking she had other underlining problems i wasnt aware of. her brothers are healthy and thriving and that puts me at ease but i fell horrible about what happened to her but at least she isnt suffering. thanks for your reply