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Old 12-05-2009, 12:02 AM
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Default Jacks testicles have never dropped

atleast I don't think they have. He is now over 1 year old and ever so often I can see them and they are really hard. But 95% of the time they are nowhere to be found. He is quite tiny, barely 3lbs. I will be taking him into the vet next week and will surely get all my answers then, but whats involved if they haven't dropped? Surgery?
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I think it is called a cripped Orchid and the testes are up in the body cavity. are you getting him nuetered? depending on how long it takes to find each testicle.
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Yes, getting him neutered is the plan.
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well if it is cripped orchid, probably will be more expensive as they first have to hunt around in the body cavity for each testicle which will take time
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I forgot to mention that in the morning when he is just getting up is when I have only ever seen them.
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What you are seeing and mistaking for testicles are the bulbous glands. They look like two tiny balls on either side of the base of the penis that come and go. These are what "tie" him to the female during mating as they swell up huge and keep him locked with the female. These bulbous glands remain even after neutering.

So the scrotum (farther back, more under the tail) has nothing in it? If so, then yes - he has retained testicles and will need to have them removed. Otherwise, they have a much higher risk of cancer. I'm sure your vet will explain it all and 3 pounds is not too small to do the surgery with an experienced toy breed vet. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Your baby is what is called, Cryptorchid. My boy had that too. But he had one descended testicle, and one undescended. They'll make an incision along side his penis and go into his abdominal area, find and remove them. It is a bit more expensive to have it done. More invasive than a regular neuter too. But most Vets always recommend removing the undescended testicles. I would find someone who is very experienced in small breeds, and the Cryptorchid surgery. Best of luck, and let us know how everything is going.



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