What to do about undescended testicle in 8 month old puppy?
July 28, 2007 5:20 PM Subscribe
My 8 month old Maltillion (Maltese and Papillion) puppy has only one 3/4 descended testicle. The vet said, 3 months ago, that she thought she located the second one, very small, high up in his abdomen and she suggested waiting until he was 8 months old before considering surgery to go up and retrieve it as its possible it will turn cancerous if left up there.
Now the 8 month deadline is up and the recalcitrant testicle still hasn't shown up!
posted by Tullyogallaghan to Pets & Animals (9 answers total)
The one that has, somewhat, come down is of a darkish color sort of purple/blue.
Is anyone familiar with this condition and, if so, do we really have to act quickly to get the undescended one out or can we wait another few months as I hate to put the shy, sweet little guy through the abdominal surgery if I can avoid it. Is there anything we can do to encourage the second one to descend? Thanks!