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Testicles Coming In

by Debbie

It appears that my 7 month old Aussie either has only one testicle or they are very small. Is this unusual? At what age should they start to appear?

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Puppy's parts
by: Anne

Hi, No it is common for one to descend and the other one not to....It is recommended that you take him to the vet as the two options are:
Not neutering which later on in life can cause problems, or
Neutering him and resolving the situation at a young age.
That is assuming it truly is only one that decended. You have to take your puppy to the vet to get the whole story and for the vet to examine him.
Hope that helps.

Anne Calmes
Gold Ring Aussies
Louisiana, USA

Re: Testicles
by: Anonymous

At this age both testicles should already be dropped. It is unlikely that they will drop now. The best thing to do is to neuter him asap. This is genetic and can be passed down to his offspring. Also, the biggest concern for being 'crypt orchid' can cause other health problems such as cancer.

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