Dog Hernias - Dog Abscesses

Dog hernias can by detected when you notice a lump around the area of the umbilical cord, the groin, or another part of the womb; if you press on it softly, and it disappears, but immediately reappears; you can almost certainly say it is a hernia. Umbilical hernias are especially frequent. Lumps that reach the size of a hazelnut can simply be an esthetic problem or defect. Nevertheless, the situation worsens when the sack of the hernia contains part of the guts. If the guts were to strangle, there is a big risk of death; according to an old rule, it should be operated before the sun goes down. Important: Any and all dog hernias must be thoroughly examined by the veterinarian!

Dog Furuncles and dog abscesses
If the lump is hot and painful, it is a furuncle or abscess. Applying vesicant balms from your first aid kit will only be needed if the dog can't lick that zone. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until you can take him to the veterinarian, who will get rid of torment with a simple cut.

Insect bites on your dog
During summer, it's common to see big inflammations in the head area. It's usually a case of insect bites. Anything cold can alleviate the pain. Press on the swelling, preferably with a plastic bag with ice and water. However, in case of breathing problems, for example after a bite on the tongue or throat, you should go immediately to the veterinarian, who will inject an anti-inflammatory drug.

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