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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Testicles haven't dropped

It's been a while since I last came on here. Caius is doing well and his parasite problem is all cleared up but his testicles have not dropped. He is 12 weeks old now and the vet said they should of been down by now. Our vet said he can't even feel them and if they haven't dropped by now then they probably will never drop which means surgery and we will have neuter earlier than we wanted to.

Just wondering if he is right. Will they never drop? Should they be down by now? How old were your puppies when they came down??

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 09:45 AM
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There are so many threads on this. Most likely they will not drop. There is neutering or removing the retained testicle and leaving the other intact.adorable pup!!!!!


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I would not worry yet. Even if they are both retained you are probably still safe waiting until he is mature(18months - 2 y/o) to neuter him. Don't let your Vet pressure you into neutering him early.

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 11:34 AM
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We have a senior who was a cryptorchid....one normal -one retained....he was neutered between 1 & 2 years-i wish I'd waited until he was 3-ish.....but when vet mentions possibility of cancer I reacted quicker then I would today......I wouldn't rush into surgery---plus there's still an outside chance they may descend ...likely not but at 12 weeks I'd wait a long time in your shoes.


****also I thought they could do an ultrasound to locate them unless that's not in "vogue" in 2019 ??---and even if located and your vet thought there was no chance of them descending.....I would think the ultrasound may be useful later when surgery is done but as I've said before I'm just a pet owner
Again I wouldn't rush into surgery simply because a vet wants to
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I have heard of testicles dropping at six months of age.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 03:29 PM
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I'll bet he doesn't care about Testicles.

Not with all the cool toy's he has
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 06:08 PM
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Who needs testicles when you are that stickin cute!

Seriously though, they may still drop and either way as I understand you are fine to wait to neuter.
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All I have to add to the conversation is HE IS SO CUTE!
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 09:14 PM
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Gorgeous boy!

Hang out and see what happens.

No matter what, if they drop or not, I would wait.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 07:40 AM
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Your Vet’s prognosis is more probable than any of the isolated examples. Sorry!
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