hi my little pug boy is 9 weeks old,and i think he only has one testicle i say think because it or they are so small i cant tell lol,would it be obvious if there was only one ? and if there is only one,do you think there is time for the other one to drop or is it a done deal that he will only ever have one ? thanks for any help
With luck, when he is old enough, he won't have any! He is pretty tiny. It is entirely likely that one has not yet descended and will sooner or later.
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Don't worry your little puppy is still very young, give him time!
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Many breeders sell a pup because only one testicle is down. They will get it when they neuter him.
If you bought him as show, your breeder sure should have known that it is not down. There is a chance that it might come down on it's own...but it's slim!
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My male was like that too when I got him at 8 weeks. When I had him neutered the vet had to fix a small hernia and got the other testicle that hadn't dropped all in one operation. My little guy did fine.
He's still young but you should have your vet keep an eye on him and absolutely should have him neutered and the hidden testicle found (and removed) if it does not appear by 6 months of age. Dogs with undescended testicles are at a much higher risk of testicular cancer (by a long way) than those with fully descended testicles.
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Spanky had a cryptorchid (sp?) neuter performed as he only had one. I took him to the hospital for the procedure. He was about 12 weeks old, I think.
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Welcome! Wally's testicles were so small when he was a young puppy, the vet was not sure whether she felt them or not. Within a month, there they were, no questions!
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My boy oscar only had one testicle, we got him de-sexed though, was a bit more surgery than a normal de-sexing but he was fine, just a small incision to take the hidden testicle out.