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Old 04-27-2014, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Probability of retained testicle dropping?

This is Orion! I picked him out today and he will be 8 weeks old on Sunday. I was told he is going to be a long coated GSD so I'm super excited about that. Only thing I'm worried about is the retained testicle, does anyone have any experience with a pup that dropped after 8 weeks?
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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generally if it isnt down yet it probably wont but dont give up hope until after 3mos. or so
what did the breeder say??
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It depends on where it is. If it's in the canal it can be worked down.

I took my dog to a reproductive specialist vet and was told his is in the abdomen. It won't be coming down. He's almost 11 months and it has not come down. There is some treatment involving shots they can do before they are 4 months old to help it come down, but I think it depends on where it is. If you can go to a reproductive specialist vet they would be the best ones to advise you based on their examination of your dog.
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Breeder said that there is still a chance for it to come down but if the ring closes up without the testicle dropping I should probably neuter by 8 months. I pick him up on the 6th of May to go home so maybe something will change by then! Are there any exercises I could do to help the process or is it just either stuck or not?
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rocco's didn't come down until about 3 months.


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If it's in the canal you can feel it. It can be worked down, but it's very uncomfortable for the dog.

There are shots they can give. If you are concerned about it I would consult a specialist vet. The vet I went to said to have it fixed in one way or another at 12 months. She gave me several options on what she could do for him. Since Kaleb's is in his abdomen all options involved removing that testicle.

We have decided just to have him neutered at 12 months.
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You don't have to neuter him early just because of the retained testicle. It won't cause cancer right away. He will still benefit from the testosterone. Or you have the retained testicle removed and leave the other one.
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