Breeding a dog with hernia?
A female GSD was supposed to be bred with my male one but while i was checking the dog out i noticed she had hernia, it was on her belly button, it's umbilical i think.
I was talking to the owner and telling him that breeding this dog might cause the puppies to slip out and damage or even kill the dog.
He was convinced that surgery would repair this and she would be ok.
I don't wanna have a guilty conscience breeding this dog with mine so can this dog be bred and if not, will surgery help or repair the hernia while the dog carries the puppies.
I talked to a vet, he didn't see the dog but he said that 2 weeks after the mating she should be taken to the vet and get a surgery.
This sounded a bit strange to me and very risky so i know there are alot of experienced GSD owners here please post your opinions.