Small Sized Testes in Dogs
Treatment depends on diagnosis of the underlying cause of degeneration or hypoplasia. Hormonal therapy has been used in animals with these conditions with variable results reported. Your veterinarian will discuss the possibilities of your dog's future fertility using the various treatment protocols that are available, depending on the final diagnosis. Treatment is not available in all cases, but this cannot always be determined without the appropriate tests being conducted first.
If your doctor does determine that treatment is a viable option, follow-up visits will include serial semen analyses to evaluate the efficacy of the therapy.
Living and Management
There is no special at home care that is recommended for dogs with testicular hypoplasia or degeneration. You may need to take your dog for subsequent laboratory testing during the period of treatment, but this will be entirely dependent on the diagnosis your veterinarian has settled on and the treatment protocol that has been outlined for him.
Dogs with hypoplasia have a poor chance of ever becoming fertile; the chances are a bit better for dogs with degeneration of the testes, but in general, the prognosis for successful breeding remains poor. In any case, the prognosis depends on the underlying cause and successful response to treatment.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The sac that holds the testes; may also be referred to as the scrotal sac
The sex cell of male animals; created in the testicles
The gland that is found at the bottom of the brain whose job is to maintain appropriate levels of hormones in the blood
The white fluid produced by males in the testicles for reproduction
A condition in which the testes become inflamed
The extent to which a drug is effective
Inside the uterus
A medical condition in which few sperm are found in semen
The condition of having no sperm present in the semen.
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