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Loki was neutered but the package remains

We had Loki neutered back in January. I think....

It seems, he still has his testicles. A couple of times when he was lying on his back, I noticed them. They were right where they're supposed to be. This morning I gave one a little poke and was surprised to learn it was rock hard.

Loki doesn't have any problems in this area-no unusual licking, pain, etc.

Is this unusual?

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I have no clue.

How old was he? Where was he neutered? What does the vet say?



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hmmmm

This is what the web says:
neutering consists of surgically extirpating both of the dog's testicles, making it impossible for the dog to produce sperm and testosterone. This operation is relatively simple. It is done with general anesthesia and the dog usually recovers within a few hours. It's normal for the dog's scrotum to slightly swell, but it does not seem to bother dogs.

Extirpating means removal?

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Usually they keep the bags, but remove the testies, so it may look like he still has them, but the insides were removed. You can check with the vet to be sure though.

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I had the same question with my first male. I thought they did the wrong procedure, but the vet confirmed he was neutered Both my boys were neutered but still have the bags.





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This morning I gave one a little poke and was surprised to learn it was rock hard.
Well if you were poking it, no wonder it was rock hard lol

Sorry couldn't resist....

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Gryff is the same. Package remains, but the goodies are gone.

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When my 42 lb non-hav was neutered, he did 'keep' the bag for awhile......but they did slowly become smaller to the point where they disappeared and then there was no sign of them. I would think after 7 months, they should be smaller.

I do not think the ball sack should be hard......I would most definately call my vet and ask why it is hard. First, tho, I would go ahead and take a minute to really find out if it was the ball sack itself that you felt was hard This sounds so funny to say, but make sure that you really were feeling the sacks themselves, and not the shaft. I only have my one male dog's experience, but I just don't think they should be hard and I would be questioning that part if it really is the sack part itself that you felt. If you find the sack part is soft, then I wouldn't worry about it as they should start disappearing soon, I think. (and just so you know, don't be suprised if one day you see 'the lipstick' make an appearance as it still can)
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Well if you were poking it, no wonder it was rock hard lol

Sorry couldn't resist....
Only YOU Daniel would mention that!!
Thanks for the laugh this morning...

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Sometimes, usually in the morning, Gryff will be lying on his back and you can see the whole shebang. I don't know what he was dreaming about, but he'd be rarin' to go if he had any ammunition.

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