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Umbilical Hernia in Dogs

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Treatment of an umbilical hernia involves surgical correction of the opening and replacement of abdominal contents if necessary. Some umbilical hernias will, however, close spontaneously, usually by 6 months of age.


Small umbilical hernias may not need surgical correction but larger hernias should be repaired to remove the risk of complications.




Because many umbilical hernias are hereditary, pets with these hernias should not be bred.