In the video below, you can watch one way to fix a perineal hernia in a dog that is a large breed.
A perineal hernia occurs when there is weakening or rupture of the muscular diaphragm of the pelvis. The pelvic diaphragm has the purpose of rectal support and protecting the rectum from the abdominal organs.
When a pet has a perineal hernia it will show as a swelling next to the rectum on one or both sides. Other signs may include difficulty defecating, constipation, difficulty urinating, lethargy and more.
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