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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2009, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Quincy is eight and a half months and he only seems to have one testicle in his scrotum. Should we worry. We do not plan on breeding him. Will a neutering be more costly or dangerous? Any information would be helpful.
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I don't think its anything to worry about. Neutering will be a bit more costly as they will have to go in to get the retained testicle when they operate.
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No need to worry. Depending on it being in the groin or up higher, it can be a bit more invasive to remove during the neuter surgery.

In addition to what Renee said, please make sure your breeder knows (if he/she wasn't already aware of this). It's a genetic component that the breeder should be aware of for future breeding decisions.

Also, sometimes people consider skipping the neuter, but I believe that a retained testicle presents a much higher rate of testicular cancer.
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Neutering normally is more costly with an undissented testicle, I don’t think there should be any more danger at his age. The main danger in any surgery is putting the animal to sleep not the cutting.

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I'd wait until the dog was a year old to see if it comes down. I've talked to breeders who have had that happen with puppies and my vet said not to worry until around a year of age

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