I can understand that since it's not a regular easy breezy snip clip type of thingYes, it needs to come out eventually. I had also heard about the possibility of cancer. I forgot to mention that the cost was about the same as having a female dog spayed. I also waited a bit before having it done because he had some retained baby teeth I was hoping would come out. They didn't so I had them removed at the same time. The vet didn't even charge for those because they came out so easy.