My 14 year old Fafeena had a hernia surgery last year when she was a spry 13 years old. Hers is because of age on her stomach. Anyways, after she got all stitched up, she burst again so the vet had to re-do it. I had to keep her tummy wrapped in an effort to keep her from "bursting" another hernia. Hers was a bit extreme, though....and as soon as I unwrapped her, she developed another hernia.