Yesterday saw Bella leave us for Bude with Hayley and her oldest son. Bella is our last pup to leave us for 2015, so that is a wrap for 2015 on the breeding front for Poundlane and we will now be looking towards 2016 before we breed our next litter.
Bella has been a joy to have around and she has been a forward little girl with the first of the litter to open her eyes and at eleven days old (On average pups open their eyes around fourteen days old).
Just getting used to not seeing her scampering around the place keeping up with the rest of the pack.
The slideshow shows Bella the day before and he morning of leaving us.
Yesterday Hayley let me know she had got home safe and had a question about the umbilical hernia Bella has, which Hayley new about when she first visited us and meet Bella at six weeks old.
We're home all good! It's hot so we're in the garden.
Just double checking the lump protruding on her belly is the hernia?? As its a lot bigger than last time I saw her. Will it get any bigger and aggravate her or did your vet reckon that was about as big as it gets?
Will email you again later
When Hayley first saw Bella, she was nearly half the size she is now at twelve weeks old, so the hernia has just grown with her and my reply to Hayley was,
the hernia has just grown a bit with her and is stable. It does not cause her any discomfort or pain and the hole is small. All that is protruding through the gap in her stomach wall is a bit of fat and fluid. It will not get any bigger and should cause her no problems.
Good to hear she traveled well.
Hayley then got back to me later about Bella eating and I gave her some advice and she then sent me the photo below, which actually shows the umbilical hernia. This is a small hernia that should not cause any health issues and when later on Hayley has Bella spayed, it can be easily be repaired then and I reduced this cost of repair from the cost of the puppy.
Thanks Hayley for the photo. Hope all is going well with little Bella.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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