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Testicular Swelling in Dogs

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Treatment and Care

 

Treatment depends on whether or not your dog is used for breeding. If it is, and the problem only affects one side of the testes (unilateral), partial castration may be an option. However, if the condition affects both sides, or if your dog is not intended for breeding, full castration is generally recommended.

In addition to this, your dog should be treated with antibiotics for at least three weeks. However, antibiotic treatment alone will not always lead to improvement.

 

Living and Management

 

The condition itself, or castration (even if unilateral), can result in permanent infertility. Your dog's semen should be checked for viability three months after the treatment.

 

Prevention

 

Prompt treatment of wounds and preventing infections are the best weapons against epididymitis and orchitis. It is also best to keep your dog in good health, while visiting your veterinarian regularly for progress checks.

 

 

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