The castration of both testes is generally recommended. Even if one testis has descended and the other has not, your veterinarian will most likely counsel you to have both removed. Surgical placement of an undescended testicle into the scrotum is considered unethical. There has been some anecdotal evidence that human hormones, when given to dogs less than four months old, will motivate the descent of the testis. Descent after four months of age is rare, and after six months, unlikely. Although there may be no outward symptoms or obvious repercussions of the condition, it is not advised to leave the undescended testis in the body, since there is a risk of testicular cancer with retained testes. Further, a dog with this condition should be castrated by the time it has reached four years of age.
The sac that holds the testes; may also be referred to as the scrotal sac
The tissue that holds up the testicles and contains the vas deferens, nerves, and muscles of the male reproductive organs.
The male sex organ used to produce spermatozoa
Term used to refer to an animal that is one of the recognized, pure breeds
The sex organ of male animals; used in the production of sperm
Any growth or organ on an animal that is not normal
The area between the abdomen and thighs; the inguinal area
The opening in the wall of the abdomen from where the testes move into the scrotum
Found inside the uterus
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.
Examination through feeling