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Tug of war caused hernia?

Species: Dog
Breed: dingo, pit bull
Age: 2-5 years
Can playing tug of war with a male dog cause a hernia?
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Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

No, playing tug of war would not cause a dog to develop a hernia. However, it is possible that if a hernia was "just about to happen" (i.e. the muscles were very weak), then the tugging could be the final straw.

I would guess, though, in most situations that if your dog has a hernia, it was always present and was not at all caused by the tugging game.

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