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Old 08-30-2009, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had their male neutered with an undescended testicle? Just wondering how invasive was it and was the surgery more costly?The undescended one can be felt, but it hasn't dropped. Pup is almost 5 months.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Our Gus has an undescended testicle...he has not been neutered, but I did ask our vet and he said that how invasive the process is depends on where the testicle is. If it is in the abdomen, it is more invasive than if it can be felt. The vet also gave me a quote, and it was $40 more than a traditional neuter at their location.
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Ok......thanks.....his can be felt, but has not dropped. I'm assuming recovery time would be a little longer than a regular neuter......like having a spay?
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is exactly how the vet described the recovery.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It depends on where the testicle is located.
My Owen's dropped after his crop surgery, but I've seen rescues who had a fairly major look-around inside to find that sucker.
Remember though that undescended testicles can become cancerous, and can increase the risk of other cancers, so they really should be removed.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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All of my males. Dallas, Ralph. and Rocky had this problem. Ralph and Rocky have not been neutered because they can't find the other one. I opted not to have them go in and try to find it at a cost of $2000. Dallas was fixed and it actually cost me alot more. My vet would not do it and I had to take him to the vet school to have it done.
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My friend's dog had an undropped testicle at 6 months. It cost a little under $200 Canadian to neuter him. Ours is the same.. missing his right testicle. Maybe it will drop by neutering time, maybe not.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Definitely costs more. However, if it can be felt, it's likely not to cost that much! Also, I'd wait a while, it may decide to drop. My pup had one descended, the other nowhere in sight. I took him to Humane Society and they did a pretty invasive surgery for $90. They said they don't need to "hunt" for it, because they know exactly what path it takes, and where it likely would be. If a vet has to "hunt" for it, they are probably not best suited for this surgery. They were amazing (VERY experienced). He had a small (like one stitch) incision behind the descended one, and a larger scar on his abdomen that was a bit swollen and puffy at first. I can't believe how well it healed, to this day, you would be very hard pressed to find a scar!!! My friends have female dogs who have bigger incisions than his!
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sory - no advice - just want to wish you well >< I do know that undescended testicles can prove to be a problem if not removed.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It can cost more depending on the location of the nut. If it pops out and they can feel it - most likly just a short cord not allowing the nut to drop so should not be that bad. Its gets more envasive when the nut is tucked up and under things and they have to find it.
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