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We just learned that our puppy has one descended testicle, a condition called cryptorchidism. Our chihauhua puppy is going to be seven months old on the 15th. We noticed the problem around a month ago, but we weren't sure at what age he should have two descended testicles. Today, we took him to the vet, and she confirmed that he does have a problem. She also told us that he could be at a greater risk of developing cancer and that he would have to be neutered. She said she could give him until he turned one year to see if the testicle would drop. We are so brokenhearted over this news. We were hoping to breed him. We know now that that would be out of the question as he could pass this defect onto his offspring. The part about him being at risk for cancer really scares us, as you can imagine. My question is, how long should we wait to give it some time and see if he does indeed drop the other testicle? We certainly wouldn't to have unecessary surgery performed prematurely, but how safe is it to wait. Please help. We love our little guy, Bean, so very much. Thank you.
 

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Yes, I have read the info on the condition, but I also would love to hear from anyone on this forum who has had this problem with their chihuahua, and all is well. I just don't want to feel like we're going to lose our little one or that he may not live to be very old. Please, anyone who has this problem, I would love some comfort and reasurance that all goes well with a puppy with this condition.
 

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Thank you.

I've been so sad all day over this. We never had a toy dog before, and I didn't realize that this could be a common problem. Anyway, thank you all for your comments and help. I loved reading about Stinky, and seeing his photo. It just gave us a little hope. We believe in the power of prayer, so we just want to give it a little time while we ask God to help him.
 
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