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Hernia Between the Pericardium and Peritoneum in Dogs



Surgery is typically required to close the hernia and place the viable organs to their normal location. However, if found in adult dogs displaying no adverse symptoms, no treatment is required.


Living and Management


Prognosis is good for dogs that have undergone surgery with no other complicating factors.