tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)TOA PAYOH VETS PTE LTD  

Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, 01-1477, Singapore 319074Tel: +65 6254-3326, 9668-6468, 9664-0404.
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, pet rats and mice, birds and turtles      
February 19, 2020 

Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
BREEDERS:  A  puppy's life is precious. 
The puppy can't talk but it feels the pain of the intestinal loops and liver lobes scraping the skin which becomes thinner.  The puppy eats less and becomes a dwarf by week 12 and is unsellable.

In 99% of the surgical cases, the normal puppy does not die from the anaesthesia or surgery.  Large hernias over 1-2 cm are best repaired as some of them do split to become bigger.  There is the possibility of the intestines stuck inside the hernia being twisted and the puppy dying consequently, especially if the hernia is large.

Toa Payoh Vets - Dr Sing's advice to breeders - Recommended time to repair the large umbilical hernia is at 6 weeks of age.


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