What are the symptoms?
Although they can affect both cats and dogs, perineal hernias are most common in older, male dogs. Some breeds are more likely to develop a perineal hernia than others, including Boston Terriers, Corgis, Daschunds, Boxers and Collies, amongst others.
Common symptoms to look out for include:
- Perineal swelling or bruising
- Pain or discomfort around the affected area
- Painful defecation
- Unable to empty the bladder properly
- Altered tail carriage