Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Dave, I have an appointment for Kosmo on the 27th of October. He is an orchid (my preferred term) and his second testicle is in the fold between his thigh and belly, about an inch from where it supposed to be. I would love to have him remain intact, and after reading the Psychology Today article I am ready to cancel the appointment. I feel faint over the prospect of anything going wrong with surgery, bad reaction to anesthesia etc. and love my pet just as he is. The last thing I want for my gentle boy is a 30% increase in aggression.
Now, little Zoe weighs less than 5lbs and on the 27th I want her to have the (now quite pronounced) cherry eye operated on, and the vet wants to do her spay at the same time. This business of doing the spay at the same time was recommended by all three vets I talked to about Zoe. She is 4.5 months old now, the pita ticker is wrong. She is already a timid dog, when we were in training and when we walk my street she sits next to my ankle when we greet dogs. She runs to me and sits next to me when she is startled. She is not timid around people, far from it. At this age, she still uses her teeth in play with me, and growls in her throat when she plays, needs to sleep or needs to eliminate. The last thing in the world I want for this tiny girl is an increase in aggression.
You have given me a lot to think about.
I don't think Duke is missing a testicle, from reading the post, his are just misshapen and took a very long time to fall into place. (Is taking a long time to fall enough to designate a dog as an orchid?)