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fingal
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PostPosted: 08/29/03, 1:53 pm    Post subject: Personal GWP Question Reply with quote

He is now 5 months old and only has one testicle showing - does this present a health problem?

Fingal is a great companion and does things the only way (we now know) a GWP can

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PostPosted: 08/29/03, 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest that you have him neutered. Not only is there a chance that he could pass this to his offspring if he is bred, there is also more of a risk of testicular cancer.
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PostPosted: 08/30/03, 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some dogs can retain one testicle up until 6 months, and then have it drop suddenly. At six months however, the ring closes and the testicles will stay where they are.
If you can feel the retained testicle, it is sometimes possible to guide it down by putting your dog on his back on your laps, and massaging gently pulling the retain testicle downwards. This should be done 2 to 3 times a day. If by 6 months it did not drop, nothing can be done.
As Tony mentioned, a retained testicle is more likely to become cancerous and therefore the dog should be castrated. The castration is a little more involved and often requires an abdominal incision. Please note that a monorchid is not sterile, and therefore caution should be exercise when around intact females.
Your breeder should be informed that the pup is monorchid for his own reference and future breeding plans.
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PostPosted: 08/30/03, 12:03 pm    Post subject: GWP personal Reply with quote

well thankyou for that information - I am of to speak to vetinary

he is a still a great pal

paul shipton
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