Hernia is often found on the right side of animals. It is most common in male dogs, rarely in cats and female dogs. Hernia is a condition where the internal organs move freely or being misplaced in the hole and other parts of the body or appear somewhere else. Hernias are most common in the abdomen, Diaphragm, belly button, upper thigh, groin areas.
Umbilical Hernia is a condition where there’s a hole in abdominal wall muscles and other organs can come through this hole. The animal belly button is under the rib if there’s a bulge around that area caused by swollen intestines. The bulge can disappear by itself and animals will be healthy again. But if it’s severe, surgery might be needed.
The disease occurs when there’s a hole in the abdominal wall muscles, usually before the delivery (give birth) for an infant feeding purpose and the wound might not be able to close properly. There are other factors such as accidents, other injuries. It can also be represented at birth.
Common symptoms are
- Feel burning, pain and bloated around button belly.
- Loss of appetite
The intestines come out through the belly button and can’t get back to the abdomen. In normal cases, there might be a bulge around that area caused by swollen intestines. The bulge can disappear by itself and animals will be healthy again.
Treatment and Prevention
Surgery to close a hole and push the organs back into the abdomen if necessary.