Symptoms of Hernias in Dog
Hernias in dog is caused by a weakness or deletion of a part of the abdominal wall or due to an increase of pressure within the abdominal cavity. There are various places where they can be located, for example, "umbilical hernia", "inguinal hernia", "scrotal hernia" among others. The symptoms are varied, depending on the organ involved and the size of the rupture of the tissues, which can compress or not part of the organ. In that simple abdominal hernia, the abdomen is fluctuant, soft and painless. It is neither hot nor cold. If you press on it, it can return to the abdominal cavity but as soon as the animal stands up, it appears again. There is no high temperature, lack of appetite know or disorders, but if the hair is big, are against bigger due to an effort, a considerable part of intestinal mass can come out, which produces discomfort when walking. In the strangulated way, which can come about in a simple hernia until that moment, there are serious and defined symptoms of general disorder. The animal has fever, and the breathing is fast, laborious and the face expresses anxiety. The swelling is tense and painful when touched. In the beginning it can be red and inflamed, but if it isn't urgently attended, it can turn blue, and after 2 or 14 hours gangrene can install in that part of the organ. Then, the swelling goes down and it is not painful when touching it; the temperature falls below normal and the animal weakens alarmingly. Unobstructed hernia is generally preliminary to strangulation. Never leave your dog unattended when there is a hernia. Inattention can be dangerous for the animal. Consult with a veterinarian. If the animal refuses to be move, place him under a wide bandage (big pieces of a sheet) holding the ruptured zone and transfer him; do not obligate him to walk. He must be attended by a professional.
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