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Does a dog need a operation to remove its testicle if it hasn’t dropped or will it be fine as it is.

Just asking as my nephews spaniel has only got the 1 dropped testicle and the vets told him he’s got to have it operated on ASAP or are they just trying to make a few unecaserry quid. I am amazed they missed it during examinations whilst having its jabs the dogs 14 months old now with no health problems.

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Think they would remove it as it could become cancerous so I’m led to believe could be wrong 

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had a terrier with a retained testicle  he lived to 14 and grafted all his life .. 

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14 minutes ago, Bradus1 said:

Think they would remove it as it could become cancerous so I’m led to believe could be wrong 

that's what I was told by the vet ..

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17 minutes ago, sid g said:

that's what I was told by the vet ..

This s why I asked, something tells me it wouldn’t effect the dog in any way or cause problems. I could do with advice from folk with experience in the matter as vets like to take advantage when possible imo

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2 minutes ago, trigger2 said:

This s why I asked, something tells me it wouldn’t effect the dog in any way or cause problems. I could do with advice from folk with experience in the matter as vets like to take advantage when possible imo

Had a lurcher wi 1 bollok lived till 13 14 

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2 minutes ago, trigger2 said:

This s why I asked, something tells me it wouldn’t effect the dog in any way or cause problems. I could do with advice from folk with experience in the matter as vets like to take advantage when possible imo

I was told the same I took the chance , I thought I`d see how he worked and once I got him going then maybe I`d consider it but never bothered like I say he lived to 14 , others might say different but that's my experience of the only dog I`ve had with a retained .

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I’m no expert in testicles apart from owning 2 , but isn’t there a chance of cancer even when they have dropped?

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My terrier had an undescended testicle,little fella kept pulling up in pain.took him to vets and as well as turning cancerous,the testicle was wrapped around other parts causing the pain.had it removed and he's been as right as rain since

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My brother works and breeds border terriers and one of his stud dogs in the past bred , worked and lived to a old age with one nut.

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I started a similar topic earlier this year as my kelpie has a retained testicle. Despite the advice that it's hereditary I couldn't find anything online that stated this as a 100% fact other than hearsay. I'm fine with having one removed due to the cancer risk but couldn't find anything to say unequivocally that it's definitely going to be passed on. The breeder (and my vet) have advised waiting until he's at least two years old as some drop later. Hope this helps.

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44 minutes ago, Neal said:

I started a similar topic earlier this year as my kelpie has a retained testicle. Despite the advice that it's hereditary I couldn't find anything online that stated this as a 100% fact other than hearsay. I'm fine with having one removed due to the cancer risk but couldn't find anything to say unequivocally that it's definitely going to be passed on. The breeder (and my vet) have advised waiting until he's at least two years old as some drop later. Hope this helps.

was told you can maniplulate them down sometimes and hot baths help ..

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Thanks for the feedback folks, as I don’t see any evidence that says it’s definatly going to be a problem I will advise him that it’s not necessary to have the dog done but it’s upto him if he wants to pay the money and get it done.

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I assume it could create similar problems as what can occur in men with a undencended testicle possible cancer twisting etc . My mate had to have his removed due to blood flow restrictions and it dying due too lack of blood supply .

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Had the exact same issue with my young lurcher,one not descended, the other just under the skin in his groin.It wasnt  a problem until a month ago when he sometimes yelped when he ran,went over him as you do and found the testicle was tender.After speaking to my vet who i trust,she was more concerned with the undescended one,cancer being more likely in this one. Undescended testicles can be a long way from where they're supposed to be,and in his case it was...£150 was all it cost ,couldnt tell hed had anything done after 3 days..if i were him I'd get it removed...

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