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I have had my shih Tzu's umbilical hernia repaired ,will it

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I have had my shih Tzu's umbilical hernia repaired ,will it affect her if she becomes pregnant
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I've been a veterinarian for 15 years. Thank you for your question about Poppy Mae. The repair of an umbilical hernia shouldn't affect her if she becomes pregnant. The repair itself closes up a small defect in the muscle and connective tissue of the abdominal wall. The pressure from any future births or contractions of the abdomen during labor shouldn't affect this repair at all. And this repair shouldn't affect her if / when she becomes pregnant.
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