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Q: Help please

March 21, 2012 | By Shortytwolegs | 3 answers | Expired: 845 days ago

We have just picked our dog up from the vets he was booked in to have a testicle either removed or dropped from his groin, the vet nurse said this morning that it was unlikely they would be able to drop the testical because of his age 17month.

When we went to collect him they have castrated him, we are devestated, what can we do?

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Jillian
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Mar 22, 2012

You shouldn't do anything. An undescended testicle can become cancerous. The longer you wait, the higher the risk. Once a malignant tumor is found on a dog you have two choices - humane euthanasia or expensive chemo therapy and surgery to hopefully put it in remission. Once in remission, dogs typically have a year or two left, and that's only if the treatment was successful. Many times it's not.

It's not such a bad thing. Being neutered extends the lives of animals and makes for a happier life overall. Testosterone is the leading cause of dog fights and aggression, so being neutered will actually make him more comfortable to just enjoy life as a loved companion.

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Ches21
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Mar 22, 2012

Castarated means Nuetered right if this is right why would you not want your dog neutered cause the world does not need more unwanted puppies why would you want to do this to a dog not have them fixed and end up with more unwanted puppies in the world. Dogs that are fixed live longer happier and healthier lifes so you may think this is a bad thing but it is really a good thing I would hate to burden my dog with a shorter life that is not as happy and as healthy as it could be and think about the poor mother dogs who can sometimes end up with 13 puppies in one litter Poor doggies I feel sorry for dogs who have to live with these burdens!

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NonGlassMenagerie
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Mar 22, 2012

I'm going to jump on the spay/neuter bandwagon too. You should be thankful that they neutered your dog. He'll live longer, have decreased risk of some cancers, and of course, he won't have any risk of testicular cancer. He'll be calmer, healthier, and happier. The majority of bite reports and aggression issues stem from intact male dogs. The world doesn't need anymore dogs or cats as long as hundreds of thousands are dying in shelters each year. For every puppy that your dog doesn't father, a puppy or dog may be saved from death in a shelter.

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