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Old 06-17-2009, 10:38 PM
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Can neutered dogs still have their testicles?

I know that a neutered dog should not have testicles, but I was wondering if there was any type of operation that can be done on a male dog in which he would keep them? My partner recently got an 18 month old Blue Heeler for free, because his old owners didn't want him anymore. They gave us his vet certificate, and on it it says he is desexed. However, the dog very clearly still has his balls. Were we given the wrong information, or is it possible that the dog had an internal operation such as getting his tubes tied?
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:05 AM
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As far as I know, they always remove the testicles. I think you have some misinformation on your paperwork.
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Agreed, they must have accidentally put that on there? I would just ask your vet...he should be able to feel around and even look for a scar from a past surgery
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:51 PM
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Neutering does not remove the testicles, this procedure though sometimes referred to as castration will cause the testicles to shrink up to the point on young dogs they will disappear. The actual removal of the testicles is called Castration. These are 2 different procedures meant to accomplish the same goal which is why so many are unaware they are in fact different procedures and why so many assume they are the same. If the remaining testicles are full or solid, chances are the dog has not been neutered or if it has, it was done just recently. This explains why the testicles may still appear. If the dog has been castrated, then no signs of the testies will be found.

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Interesting! I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!
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Thanks for the information! He is due a vet appointment soon anyway so we'll be sure to ask.
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I never had a neutered dog.
by the way what is that

My dog is a pure duschound
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I never had a neutered dog.
by the way what is that

My dog is a pure duschound
What's a duschound?
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I think he means dachshund.
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I never had a neutered dog.
by the way what is that

My dog is a pure duschound
the dog has a surgery that makes it sterile. So it can't have puppies.

If you don't plan on breeding your dog you may want to think about having it done.
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