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why is my dogs balls red and swollen and they look like they

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why is my dogs balls red and swollen and they look like they have black spotts
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Cher replied 7 years ago.

A common cause of sudden swelling and redness of the testicles, could be a contact allergy. It's possible that your dog has sat on/in something that was caustic and/or produced an allergic reaction. Certain plants such as nettles, poison oak, poison ivy, etc., could also cause this. Another possibility is an infection of some sort; the black spots you notice, could be caused by a fungal infection.

Ifyou haven't already, gently wash the area and thoroughly rinse it. It would be a good idea to have him evaluated in person by a vet, as soon as possible, for a definite diagnosis and treatment.

I hope all will be well with your dog.