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I bought Atticus knowing he had an un-decended testie hoping it would eventually drop. But it hasnt yet! He has one but the other one is still inside him. What happens if it doesnt drop? Could it cause complications? Our dachshund had one but his was under skin further up in his belly so when they neutered him it was fairly easy. But Atticus' is no where to be found. Today I feel a little tiny lump on his side kind of by his belly, could this be it or could it be something else? The vet is closed tomarrow so I'm going to have my mom bring him in on Monday to get the lump checked out. I'm kind of nervous of what it could be...
 

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You have to go into the abdomen and fish it out. It can NOT stay because it can become cancerous. It will cost more than a regular neuter surgery. Was his purchase price discounted because of the retained testicle? If not, you should approach your breeder about paying the difference in price.
 

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You have to go into the abdomen and fish it out. It can NOT stay because it can become cancerous. It will cost more than a regular neuter surgery. Was his purchase price discounted because of the retained testicle? If not, you should approach your breeder about paying the difference in price.
Yes I payed wayyyyyy less than the original cost, the breeder told me about it ahead of time which I really appreciate. I didnt really care since my mom works at a vet I get the neuter for free, the only thing I'm scared of is him staying under anesthesia for longer than he needs to be. He's so tiny I dont want something to go wrong.
 

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yup, it really does need to come out, as a retained teste is rather likely to become cancerous, so once he's big enough to go under, get it out!! The length of an op is fine, as long as the vet and anaesthetist is experienced and good at their jobs, many lil guys can need lengthy operations for other things and do perfectly fine! I've had my *rats* operated on for fairly lengthy operations before and they've been fine, and they're not all even half a pound!!! lol
 

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Ultimately he will require surgery if it doesn't drop. You can have them just do the surgery to pull it down, but a dog with an undecended testicle needs to go ahead and be neutered (according to our previous vet, its a genetic fault and if the dog were to breed the puppies could have the same problem, or your dog may be infertile its hard to tell.)

Zack had an undecended testicle, luckily it dropped a few days before he was scheduled to be neutered because it would have been a more complicated surgery.

But our vet told us that if it didn't drop and we didn't do an operation, it would become cancerous
 

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Coco had one too and at the time he was younger and maybe 7lbs. His was very hard to find and they finally did when they did the surgery. It was up in behind a "fat sac/pad" Atticus should be fine. Cool your mom has perks too!
 

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Bailey had one too and I didn't know anything about it until I looked at his vet records. Evidently the vet didn't think it was important enough to even mention it. (Bailey came from the HS, not a breeder and was neutered shortly after being adopted.) I wasn't charge extra either. Perhaps that b/c spay/neuter was covered by the adoption fee, but a vet could make the argument anyway.
 
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