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Old 11-24-2012, 05:20 AM
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Default Anyone had prosthetics done after neuter?

My little chi, Douglas, was a rescue. If I had the choice I would never have had him neutered (especially so late.. he knows they're gone) and I was actually seeking a whole male in the first place. I ended up with him and love him dearly.

But. He has this weird empty little scrotum and it makes me sad just hanging there. There are prosthetic testicles now and I am seriously considering getting some put in. Has anyone had this done or have any experience with it?

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From what I have heard the procedure is safe and the dog doesn't know anything has changed.
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He does not know his testicles are gone, in all likelihood. It's not like humans, male dogs don't feel any less whole after neutering and female dogs don't miss not having babies.

If it is bothering you aesthetically, than by all means do as you please. But it is a 100% unnecessary procedure- he doesn't miss them. Does it require anesthesia? If so, weigh the risks of putting a small chi under anesthesia with the relatively small benefit of the procedure (aesthetic benefit for you). Besides that, what other benefits do you see?

There may be some people that have elected for the procedure but I don't know if anyone on here has. Hopefully if they have they will chime in.


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I agree with Ashley, also if the neutering procedure was pretty recent you will find that the empty sac will get smaller over time until it has regressed practically to nothing and will be visually invisible if that is what's bothering you the most.
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He will get use to not having any, it is not like he lost a foot or leg. He will be fine. I have always had my male and female dogs done. None of them ever had a mental problem .
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I'm sure it's bothering you more than it's bothering him.As Lisa said they will shrink in time,never bothered any of mine
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I agree with Ashley, also if the neutering procedure was pretty recent you will find that the empty sac will get smaller over time until it has regressed practically to nothing and will be visually invisible if that is what's bothering you the most.
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I will vouch for that. We took Simcha home from the shelter about two weeks after he had been neutered. The sac was somewhat visible then, but now, 5 months later, it has shrunk to near invisibility.
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Please excuse me for being blunt: but this is YOUR problem, not his!! His scrotal sack will go back up, and be nearly invisable soon. Why would you want to put him under for insertion of fake testicles? JMO
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He will get use to not having any, it is not like he lost a foot or leg. He will be fine. I have always had my male and female dogs done. None of them ever had a mental problem .
Interestingly, dogs usually function well even after the loss of a limb. I agree - he doesn't miss his testicles. However, if he has been very recently neutered and he is licking that area a lot, I would take a closer look to make sure there I nothing wrong.
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