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I have a 4 month old I purchased as a stud dog from a

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I have a 4 month old ***** ***** I purchased as a stud dog from a breeder. It turns out that only one testicle came down and the other stayed in the canal near the abdomen. I can see and feel the larger of the two under the skin near the bottom of the penis near the scrotum. I have read minimally about a process called milking in which one could massage the recessed testicle down with some luck and if it stays, it is not then genetic or called Cryptorchidism. Could you comment on this please.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Hi my name is***** and I am licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question, but first I would like to ask you a few questions so that I am well informed about your pets’ situation and can give you the best advice possible.

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

I do believe I can provide you some insight here, yes.

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

I have to ask here before we get started, are you planning on mating him with a female to breed?

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

I will add that we don't finalize the diagnosis of cryptorchidism to any pet until they are after 6 months of age.

However, massaging the testicle to try and force it through the inguinal canal still does not change the diagnosis of cryptorchidism. The pets genetics have to do this all on their own.

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

I hope this answers your question. I would suggest continuing to monitor weekly for any drop in the retained testicle up until Ivan is 6 months of age. At that point, if it is still in the inguinal canal, you can be sure that he is truly cryptorchid and will most likely not drop that testicle.

I also recommend that you don't breed him if this is the case, because his genetics have a high % chance of passing to his offspring.

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

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