Treatment is surgical correction of the opening and replacement of abdominal contents back into the abdomen if necessary.
Because inguinal hernias can be hereditary, dogs with these hernias should not be bred.
A condition in which the bowels protrude through a thin area of the groin
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
The opening in the wall of the abdomen from where the testes move into the scrotum
The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it
The area between the abdomen and thighs; the inguinal area
The space in the abdomen that holds the major digestive organs in an animal. Normally referred to as the area between the diaphragm and the pelvis. Also referred to as the peritoneal cavity.