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Cryptorchidism in Dogs - article

dmc123
August 4th, 2009, 05:43 PM
The article on www.pets.ca this time around was quite interesting. I didn't know this condition had a real name. Our Simon, then is Cryptorchidistic.

He found us when he was set out near our house back in 2005, and of course we noticed this right away. Fortunately for us (at least we think), he has a tatoo - so we are guessing they had surgery done on him.

Should we mention it to our vet next visit - or is there anything else we could do to be sure?

Great article again, thanks marko and the others on pets.ca.

Diane

kathryn
August 4th, 2009, 05:55 PM
I've never heard it said "Cryptorchidism" before and I work in a spay/neuter clinic. I know what a cryptorchid is of course.. but I've never heard the 'ism' phrase before... how weird!

Longblades
August 4th, 2009, 06:46 PM
He found us when he was set out near our house back in 2005, and of course we noticed this right away. Fortunately for us (at least we think), he has a tatoo - so we are guessing they had surgery done on him.
I'm confused. If you noticed right away that he only had one testicle then why are you guessing he'd had surgery? Wouldn't surgery remove both the apparent and undescended testicles and just make him look neutered? I've missed something here. At any rate, I think you should certainly mention anything to your Vet that might be a possible health concern.

While I have been aware of the terminology for some years I do wish I knew how to say it. Is it crip torch id (istic/ism)? Or what? Where does the emphasis go?

dmc123
August 4th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Longblades, neither of Simon's testicles descended. The tatoo led us to believe the former owner's had surgery on him.

We mentioned this to the vet on his first appt. After reading the articles, I was just wondering if "assuming" that all was done correctly was smart, or if there was anything else we should do or perhaps just watch for.

Diane

Longblades
August 4th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Longblades, neither of Simon's testicles descended.Ah, missing the obvious I was. :)

Bina
August 4th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Here is a brief explanation of monorchid and cryptorchid syndromes.
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/monorchidism-in-dogs/page1.aspx

LooneyBoone
August 6th, 2009, 03:49 PM
I'd bring it up with the vet, don't assume anything was done to him simply because he was tattooed.