I have no idea why your previous vet felt that in your dog's case the risks of spaying outweighed the benefits???
In any case, inguinal hernias most commonly occur in intact middle-aged female dogs so it is possible that, had she been spayed, this might not have occurred to begin with. If a dog is unspayed it is standard procedure to have her spayed at the time of surgery for this type of hernia.
Here is an article on inguinal hernias:
for a speedy recovery for your girl. Please keep us posted.
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