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Vet Diary - A "Hole" Lot Of Trouble!

A little Jack Russell was brought to the centre recently with a suspected mammary tumour, and from the photos you can see why. A large swelling was present under one of her teats.

Jack Russell hernia standing Jack Russell being held up

Gentle manipulation revealed that this was actually a hernia! This poor dog must have suffered a significant trauma - been kicked or had a very nasty fall, for instance - and the muscle under the mammary gland had been torn. This injury will have happened many months ago, as there was no bruising and adhesions had formed between the intestines and the body wall. No veterinary attention had been sought as there were no surgical scars. This could have been very dangerous for the dog, as her intestines were now sitting directly under the skin.

Hernia repair

Thankfully one of our veterinary team was able to successfully repair the muscle tear and the sweet girl has made a full recovery.

If you would like to contribute towards the running costs of our animal welfare centre, please visit the Support Us page on the website www.strayaid.org.uk

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