3098. A 9-year-old Maltese has a gigantic perineal hernia. Mesh implant.
Consulted 3 vets. Too large a hernia for perineal herniorraphy. Mesh implant was done by me. Owner advised to return for neuter 3 weeks later. It is safer not to prolong anaesthesia by doing the neuter in one surgery as the owner will never forget or refer her friends to the vet if the dog passes away on the operating table. Neutered dogs rarely suffer from perineal hernias and hence neutering is advised. Some vets do neuter at the same time.