What should I do about an umbilical hernia in a kitten?

Question by marie: What should I do about an umbilical hernia in a kitten?
I adopted a kitten from the spca about a week ago that is about 3 months old. I took her to the vet and they told me she had an umbilical hernia (reducible) and would need surgery. The spca offers free pet care for 10 days after adoption. When I took her back, their vet basically just told me it would be cosmetic surgery to get it fixed now. Should I try to get my vet to talk to them or do you think my cat will be fine?

She has also already been spade so doing both surgeries at once is not an option.
My second question (since I don’t think the spca wants to pay for it) is how much would it cost to have this surgery done at a private vet? (I am in california)

Best answer:

Answer by IS YOUR NEWF GELLIN’
Generally, they are repaired at the time of spay, and you would wonder what vet spayed the cat and did NOT fix the hernia. The SPCA should foot the bill for the repair.

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