I was wondering if any of you have had a pet who had a hernia. I suspect my Basset Hound has one, but the vet wasn't sure. She's having surgery in Feb. to fix it, or to remove the mass if thats what it is.
I have a hunch it is a hernia because when I had her spayed, there was a section of her scar that didn't heal properly because the stitches kept coming out. I had to take her back twice to get this fixed and sewn up, and its in this exact spot that the (most likely) hernia is at.
Which also makes me a bit mad: if it is a hernia, this could have been prevented if the vet had taken a bit more time to properly stitch it up after the stitches came out the first time. They just put some skin glue on it and sent me on my way. Is this a point worth arguing with the vet, in terms of the cost to have it fixed?
Do any of you have any advice or experience with this? Will this be an ongoing problem that I have to have fixed again and again? And how do you keep your dog calm after they feel better, so they dont move too much and disturb the stitches?