hi shannie... juz to share wif u wat my vet advised. he told me to wait till 1 year, cos although exceedingly rare, he has seen some testicles descend at 1 year. so since there's no urgency to neuter my maltese now (he has 1 undescended testicle and is 8 months old), he said why not wait till 1 year, and if nothings happens they will then perform d surgery.
his reasoning is that the surgery to extract undescended testicles can be invasive, as they have found some testicles as far in as near the intestines. so he said if there's any chance the testicle might still descend, their advise is that we wait to avoid the possibility of an invasive surgery.
having said that, i think the chances is pretty low after 8 months. although i'm waiting till he's 1 year old, nothing wrong with getting your dog neutered now too. juz sharing my vet's opinion in case you might want to wait.
for me, i will wait. from the articles, it does say in certain cases, its bit susah to find the ball. and i think it will only have tendency to be cancerous in later years.... and also make sure the vet uses gas...
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ya... d cancer thing is not something that usually apply to puppies. since no urgency, i m waiting in hope the other one will appear and d surgery will not be unnecessarily complicated/invasive. last i checked a few day ago, still one ball though. aik.
yeah, i've read somewhere before that the undescended testicles may descend....i'm also hoping for miracle....well, i really dunno what i should do, wait or no wait i'm worried for my puppy to go through the pain as i understand that it will be more painful if it is difficult to find the hiding testicles.... on the other hand, if i wait, the recovery rate from surgery is slower when the puppy gets older.....sigh.....
where's your vet? your vet seems very experienced.....mine did not mention this and i found this on the web....
actually hor, my vet feels its safer to castrate at 1 year (adult) compared to when they are puppies. he says their urinary system something something (sorry ar, my memory not so fantastic) is fully developed by 1 year. As puppies, the chances of having incontinence and other undesirable side effects of castration is much much higher. he mentioned a few other stuff, but as usual, i can't remember them well enough to repeat it here. hahaha.
milo's vet is dr mervin, at hands 'n' paws in aman suria. here's the contacts in case u wanna look for dis guy:
Address: C-17G, Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria Damansara, 47301 PJ.
same thing happened to my JRT last time. Vet gave the same advise and the operation was performed when he was 1 years old. Nothing to worry about cause its quite a routine procedure. Not sure how rare that condition is but apparently its quite common in Australia (got my JRT there while studying).
Only drawback is your puppy will have that cone thing around his neck for a good week or 2.
should be bringing mika for the surgery soon....he has been sick and recovering cos i brought him for grooming and his haircut was very short...he got very upset and problems with allergies and vomiting