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sepperro

United Kingdom
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Posted - 04/29/2012 :  06:03:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit sepperro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,

Two of my Huskies got themselves into a wee scrap last night, nothing serious but I could use some advice please. One of the dogs whom we aquired at 9 months old came to us with a sortof half broken lower K9 tooth, now subsequent to this scrap it would appear to be be quite badly chipped down the side. He doesnt seem to be any any pain (hard to tell) of course but what should I do?? Should I just leave it or should I have it removed. Please advise if you can.

My second question pertaining to the same poor wee lad is that he was born with only one testicle, should I have him castrated or again just let it be?

Thanks for you help.

Kind Regards,

Craig Robertson
www.sepperro.com

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Razor

Canada
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Posted - 04/29/2012 :  3:54:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Razor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The tooth will eventually start to rot causing more problems. I would have it removed. As for the one testicle, get him fixed, the other one is probably up inside, with a much greater chance of testicular cancer at a very early age if he is not fixed. Plus it will make him a much nicer dog.

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tikkoskidog

USA
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Posted - 05/03/2012 :  4:29:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit tikkoskidog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't believe there is much evidence- if any, that neutering makes a dog nicer or meaner. Training and temperment play a much larger role in dog behavior.

I'd be much more concerned about testicular torsion than testicular cancer in the retained (abdominal) testicle. It is deadly and very painful for the dog, and quite common for cryptorchids. Surgical intervention is required to save the dog's life- within around 24 hours so could be an issue if you run your dogs remotely.

I'd recommend removal of at least the retained testicle this summer. Neutering the dog is your decision.

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AdventureSource

Canada
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Posted - 05/18/2012 :  1:26:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit AdventureSource's Homepage  Reply with Quote
He should be fixed. We had a line in our kennel that the males only had one testicle. Got them all fixed and dropped that gene from the pool.

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