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Chico went to the vets for his four month old shots yesterday and we inquired about an early neutering. Well that is going not to happen, his belly is as smooth as a baby's bum, except for the penis of course. About what age do the testicles appear?
He didn't get his shots as he had a rumbly tummy. He keeps eating leaves. When we go for walks my husband scouts the ground ahead looking for stray leaves but he waits in the backyard for an errant leaf to fall and fall they do, rgiht into his mouth.
He now weighs six and one half pounds at four months and the vets says that he is about two thirds his adult weight. His parents were ten and eight pounds and the kennel (Elite Havanese) tends to have smaller dogs.
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Todd had both of his when I picked him up at 9 weeks.
My cat Tucker on the other hand only had one and so they ended up doing a Neuter/exploratory surgery to get both of them.
He has a scar (like a spay incision) on his belly and his recovery time was closer to a spay surgery (about a week) but he did fine.

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By four months of age both testicles should be down and easy to find. There is still a chance of them decending, but it isn't as likely at this point. When he is neutered, they may have to do exploratory surgery as Eva mentioned above.

Not that it matters, but do you know who Chico's breeder is? Elite Havanese is a group of breeders from what I understand.
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Sorry about the name of the name of the breeders. It is Seantiago Havanese a part of Elite.. I think I will give them a call right now and see what they say.
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Maybe they will offer to cover some of the additional expense of the neuter, assuming this neuter will cost more than a standard sterilization surgery.
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Chico went to the vets for his four month old shots yesterday and we inquired about an early neutering. Well that is going not to happen, his belly is as smooth as a baby's bum, except for the penis of course. About what age do the testicles appear?
He didn't get his shots as he had a rumbly tummy. He keeps eating leaves. When we go for walks my husband scouts the ground ahead looking for stray leaves but he waits in the backyard for an errant leaf to fall and fall they do, rgiht into his mouth.
He now weighs six and one half pounds at four months and the vets says that he is about two thirds his adult weight. His parents were ten and eight pounds and the kennel (Elite Havanese) tends to have smaller dogs.
What did your vet say?

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The vet was not concerned about it. It was when I decided to make an appointment for his neutering surgery the staff mentioned it. He has an appointment for when he is six months. I just talked to the breeder and she says it is late and they probably won't come down. She said the surgery is a bit more complicated and the recovery a bit longer. She will pay any extra costs and we all ready get the neutering costs back from her.
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I am sorry about your furbaby but on the brighter side it sounds like your breeder is a quality one that is good.

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[QUOTE=deejay;198516]Chico went to the vets for his four month old shots yesterday and we inquired about an early neutering. Well that is going not to happen, his belly is as smooth as a baby's bum, except for the penis of course. About what age do the testicles appear?
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I sold a male puppy that didn't have a testicle descended and found out from the buyer about it. I asked my vet about it and he said the dog was too young to chart it and to give it time to come down. Then I got on the net and found that some come down at a year but it's rare they come down that late.
Here's a link to early sputer that's worth thinking about: http://www.caninesports.com/SpayNeuter.html

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Deejay, I'm so glad to read that your breeder will help you out with any additional costs. That is admirable!
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