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Rambo has a bladder infection and undescended testicle

Rambo went for his shots and 16 week checkup and he has a bladder infection. That's why he has been peeing every 5 minutes for a month, poor little thing. He is on antibiotics and hopefully this will help soon.
He also has an undescended testicle which is disturbing. Pam, his breeder, didn't seem to think it is a big deal, but my vet said sometimes they have to go into the body to find it. Big surgery. Pam told me to massage his tummy where it might be and it could pop down, but I am not sure I can do this, or where to do it or if he will let me.
Has anyone else had this problem? I read it is hereditary, but Pam said only if
it doesn't exist. I don't know but I will just wait and hope it comes down before he is neutered, but my vet said it usually does not.
I love him to pieces, but this first month has been mighty tough.

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I am sorry you and Rambo have had such a tough start. I hope that it does come down on its own and that surgery won't be necessary down the road. Molly and I send our best wishes to you both.



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I know there have been LOTS of people on the forum who have had puppies with an undescended testicle. Yes, it is more complicated surgery than a normal neuter, but certainly not more thn every girl puppy goes through with her spay.

It is not a big deal in a pet puppy, only if the puppy is intended for show or breeding.


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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope surgery is not required. Chloe had a UTI a couple weeks ago and was put on antibiotics (peeing every 5 minutes) yes, even right in front of me which was totally unusual since potting training. The antibiotics kicked in about 2 1/2 days later - I noticed a significant difference in her peeing habits at that time. I also supplement her with cranberry now. I don't want to go through that anymore if I can help it.

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there is a big difference in a neuter and a spay. I have always had girls and none of them had an easy recovery. One reason I wanted a boy was because of this. It is an external surgery, kind of like the difference in tubal ligation and vasectomy. If the testicle is right there it will be simple, so that's what I will hope for.
Everyone needs to know that you can have the best breeder in the world and still have problems, and a puppy mill dog can be trouble free. A lot of luck is involved.
Bringing Rambo home with a bladder infection that he has had for a month is very upsetting.

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It's too bad your vet didn't think it was a bladder infection when you voiced your concerns about Rambo peeing every 5 minutes. It would have saved you a lot of headaches this past month and poor Rambo a lot of discomfort I'm sure. I hope he feels better soon and he can get his potty training back on track.



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I met someone at the park yesterday who had a dog with an undescended testicle. His vet recommended delaying neutering to give it a chance to move and then it was corrected when he was finally neutered. His dog is fine now. I have a female Hav so no personal experience. Good luck.

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