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|11-15-2008, 11:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Yorkie with a Hernia
We are planning on buying a yorkie soon. The breeder we are seeing was very honest about her female. She said that the puppy we are thinking about buying had a hernia. It was operated on when she was 3 months old. Something about a pin hole in the intestine. The puppy is now 7 months old. She says she has had it checked by the vet, and okay'd by the vet.
Is this a wise purchase for us? Once a hernia is operated on, is it cured for life??? Can you say a hernia won't ever come back??? We really need some advice, as this is an important decision for us. Thanks for anybodys help.
|11-16-2008, 03:45 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Havre de Grace, MD
I think that the vet that treated the pup is in the best position to answer the question. I'd ask the breeder for a copy of the pup's medical records, and show them to your vet, for an opinion, before purchasing the pup. Or ask if you can contact the vet that treated the pup. This would be the best.
Do you know why the pup, at 7 months of age, is still available?
Niko (3 yrs) Gus (5 yrs) Squirt (17 yrs - RIP)
Last edited by bildio; 11-16-2008 at 03:49 AM.
|11-16-2008, 06:21 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Maddie had a hernia when I got her. Its wasnt really that big of a deal. Her's never went into the intestines, so I can't really tell ya about that. But once the hernia was operated on it was gone and never had any problems. Bella had one when she was born, but it closed up and never needed surgery. I'd say if she is healthy now, then she is probably ok, but best ck with the vet that did her surgery. Good Luck on deciding.