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Q. I took my 10 mo old Jack Russel to the vet for surgery (neuter) he told me he was unable to find his testickles, what should I do.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. Your dog is cryptorchid, so he has one or both retained testicles. The testicle/s may be in the inguinal area or may be still inside the abdomen.

I would strongly suggest to remove them surgically. Retained testicles are more prone to develop tumors.

The type of surgery depends on the location of the testicle/s; in both cases is not a complicated surgery and is done routinely.


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