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Features July 2014 Issue

What To Do About Your Dog’s Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia is usually nothing to worry about.

What To Do About Your Dog’s Umbilical Hernia

Usually, the best course is to do nothing.

As many people have learned the hard way, a hernia is a defect in a body wall that allows a structure to move from where itís supposed to be to where it doesnít belong. In the case of a hiatal hernia, a little piece of the stomach moves up from the abdominal cavity into the chest cavity due to a defect in the diaphragm, a tough sheet of muscle that normally separates the abdomen from the chest. Thus, the chronic heartburn experienced by some people with the condition. A hiatal hernia is a type of diaphragmatic hernia because the problem stems from a diaphragmatic abnormality.

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