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A bothersome butt! Perineal hernia and how it's repaired

Published: 09 Apr 2017

This series of clips shows how sometimes dogs can have a tear in the muscle layers that support the abdominal content and keep it safely within the abdominal cavity. In this case organs or fat can slide through the opening and then sit under the skin next to the rectum and cause a bulging swelling that can be misinterpreted as a mass or growth. Once the muscle layers that make up the pelvic diaphragm are carefully sutured together after the organs have been correctly replaced, the problem is solved and the pet can make a full recovery.

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