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He is an elderly dog, about 11. Jack russel cross. and has…

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Hi. so he is an elderly dog, about 11. Jack russel cross. and has been having some problems he does not want to jump up onto couches, go up stairs etc. while examining him i noticed that one testicle was incredibly stiff and swollen. it appeared to reduce not too long afterward however he is desexed. and has been for over 10 years

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Ben

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ben?

He has a history of arthritis during cold months. since it is summer here it is definitely not cold. so its possibe that it is simply the arthritis

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am sorry you are concerned about Ben. Not wanting to jump onto couches and go up stairs are classic signs of back pain/arthritis in dogs. There are many arthritis medications made for dogs that you can get from a veterinarian. I might try a combination of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) with a pain drug like tramadol or gabapentin.

I am confused; if he is desexed he should not still have testicles. Are you seeing some kind of lump?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He is definitely desexed. and yes there is a lump. it comes and goes though. it is almost like a cramp
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

There are supplements that are helpful with arthritis: Doggone Pain (herbal product for dogs), fish oil (for Omega 3s), chondroitin and glucosamine.

This can't be a testicle then. I would need to feel it and see it to tell you what it is. A cramp would not look like a lump or a testicle.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Alright i guess i need to take him to see his vet then.
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

That would be best. The best medication would be by prescription, and they should be able to tell you if this lump is something to worry about or treat.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Please let me know if this is helpful and what other questions I can answer.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

And please let me know what you find out and how he is doing.

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