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Old 10-02-2009, 11:44 PM
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Gunner just got neutered I think at 13 14 months and it was an absolute nightmare. He swelled BAD and had to be put on a anti inflammatory and pain meds. This poor dog slept standing up for a week. I always got the dogs in to be fixed ASAP this was the longest I ever waited and I will never wait this long again. We waited because he has allergies and we worried how he would react to the anesthesia.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:47 AM
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Buzz was neutered at 28 months... a LONG TIME ago, so I don't remember anything specific.

I do have to say that living in fear of Steve chewing off his scrotum makes me laugh. I haven't heard of it (not to say it couldn't happen) and I wonder where that thought even came from!

My vet is very, very, pro speutering ASAP (and his wife even calls testicles, tumors... hahaha). In most cases, I agree. Unless you're going to have a super sport dog, it likely doesn't matter, but the owner shouldn't be pressured one way or another, if they've made an informed decision and take on the responsibility of not allowing puppies to "happen."

Did his other testicle descend?
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:17 AM
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I do have to say that living in fear of Steve chewing off his scrotum makes me laugh. I haven't heard of it (not to say it couldn't happen) and I wonder where that thought even came from!

Did his other testicle descend?
and this was from someone who has worked in a veterinary hospital for 12 years!!! i have no idea. there are just several of them who are beside themselves that i've waited this long, and now that i'm going to wait a whole extra year?! i really cannot comprehend why they are so concerned about it.

and no, his other nutty has not come down.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:43 AM
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If the boys are very well endowed, you can ask for a scrotal ablation, where they remove the entire scrotum instead of just letting it, well, dry up like they usually do. Sometimes there is increased swelling, etc. for the "big boys", but with the ablation, there's no problem. There would be an additional charge, and I'm honestly not sure if all vets do this (too time consuming maybe?) but would be something to consider if you're worried.

For the record, for the males I've neutered, the youngest was 6 yrs old and I only say mild swelling/bruising for about a week, but nothing too bad for him (at least that I could tell). I did give Rimadyl for a few days just to be nice ...
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:02 AM
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the only time i've ever seen a scrotal ablation done was with an adult english mastiff. he needed it!
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:10 PM
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the only time i've ever seen a scrotal ablation done was with an adult english mastiff. he needed it!
That I can imagine!

One of the vets I worked for offered it to anyone who neutered an adult male.
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Snip was done at 3, no issues. The rescue has done dogs much later with no complications too.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:02 AM
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I've seen several dogs come through rescue at Mom's. I only remember 2 or 3 having any issues after the neuter. Usually it comes from allowing too much activity too soon as many have mentioned.

I can totally understand techs and such at a vets office being shocked/confused about a "delay" of neuter. Working so closely with rescue, I tend to be a bit shocked about the attitude to delay here as well. I understand your reasons for waiting, but no way no how am I going to promote that to the general public. Too many idiots out there I'm sure the vet's office deals with LOADS of them on a daily basis.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:05 AM
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the only dog I've ever heard of chewing off his own scrotum had the wrong size neuticles put in. oops.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:06 AM
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Nope, wouldn't do it any other way either. My boy was a man when he was done. He has great muscle tone and his coat is perfect. Never ate his ball sack either.
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