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.
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.
The sex cell of male animals; created in the testicles
The white fluid produced by males in the testicles for reproduction
The tissue that holds up the testicles and contains the vas deferens, nerves, and muscles of the male reproductive organs.
A condition of having only one side
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The sac that holds the testes; may also be referred to as the scrotal sac
An inflammation of the prostate gland
The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it
A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
A condition in which the testes become inflamed
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.
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells