|05-12-2014 11:06 PM|
|TinkerinWstuff||13yrs ago I got my GSD as a breeder exchange for this issue. Pad $750 for him back then. Sticker shock and tough to swallow when average prices these days seems to be $2500.|
|05-12-2014 05:46 PM|
If he were my dog I'd wait a while to see if his testicle will drop naturally or not. It's my understanding that my boy Slider was about 8 or 9 months old when his retained testicle dropped (he was returned to the breeder as a monorchid ... I got him from his breeder after it dropped).
If your guy's doesn't drop, I'd have it surgically removed between 18 and 24 months ... and either have him neutered at that time or get him a vasectomy since it's my understanding that it's hereditary. Mac was a monorchid and had a vasectomy. When he was about 6 he got prostatitis and had to be neutered to correct the problem (it worked).
|05-11-2014 08:31 PM|
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|05-11-2014 01:40 PM|
|Baillif||Name him Lance Armstrong|
|05-11-2014 12:44 PM|
|huntergreen||just don't ignore it.|
|05-11-2014 12:22 PM|
and sometimes the testicle can "yo-yo"....they will go up and down....if this is happening, they can be "tacked" down and then released when the inguinal ring closes....if you can feel the retained testicle, this may be an option....
I have known of dogs who were sold as normal males, examined by a vet, delivered with both down and then end up with only one down at a year!
|05-11-2014 12:14 PM|
It can take as long as up to 6-8 months for the ball to drop.
My Dalmatian puppy has Cryptorchidism, his ball is in his abdomen. My Vet told me that I can wait to neuter him until he is 18 months old but then I have to neuter him because he will have a higher risk of cancer, he also said that the ball that didn't drop can become really hot while still in his body and it can cause other issues.
|05-11-2014 12:12 PM|
|my boy diesel||
socal $750 for neuter surgery is outrageous!
i have never paid over 150 for a spay which is essentially what a retained testicle is
op $1000 is expensive in my book even in the us
it is a chunk for most families i would think
|05-11-2014 07:50 AM|
|jocoyn||Do you have a contract that spells out what to do if the dog has problems?|
|05-11-2014 07:48 AM|
I know $1,000 gsd show line is not expensive for you guys but here in the philippines, $1,000 = 40,000 pesos and it's expensive for us.
but okay i will still wait for another two months for the ball to descend hopefully. thank you all for the information.
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