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What is Testicular Swelling?

Testicular swelling occurs in male dogs with no preference to any specific breed. Epididymitis is most often found in adult-aged dogs. However, it can occur at any age. Testicular swelling is very easy to diagnose at home, as you will be able to identify the change in size in your dog’s testicles; however, you must bring your dog to a veterinarian for immediate attention in order to ascertain the cause and severity of the condition and seek treatment. While there are several possible causes associated with testicular swelling, the most common cause for testicular swelling is trauma from an injury to the scrotal area.

Male dogs can suffer from orchitis, an inflammation of the testes in which one or both testicles become hard and swollen, or epididymitis, an inflammation of the testicular tube that contains sperm.

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Symptoms of Testicular Swelling in Dogs

The primary symptom of testicular swelling is the swelling itself. However, your dog may exhibit more of the following:

  • Swollen testicles
  • Testicular hardness
  • Excessive licking of the scrotum
  • Irritated skin in the scrotal area
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Lack of appetite
  • Change in gait
  • Change in behavior, as dog may prefer to sit on cool surfaces to relieve pain
  • Bite wounds

Causes of Testicular Swelling in Dogs

  • Trauma
  • Bite wounds in any location on your dog’s body
  • Viral Infection
  • Fungal Infection
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Prostasis, or inflammation of the prostate
  • Cystits, of inflammation of the bladder
  • Testicular torsion
  • Scrotal hernia
  • Scrotal dermatitis
  • Twisting of the spermatic cord
  • Granuloma, or a sperm-filled mass of inflamed tissue
  • Neoplasia, or abnormal cell growth
  • Testicular cancer
  • Hormonal irregularities

Diagnosis of Testicular Swelling in Dogs

Prompt diagnosis by a veterinary professional is important, as your dog will continue to lick the scrotal area, causing further inflammation and irritation, until you begin treatment. It is important for you to provide the veterinarian with an account of the onset of your dog’s symptoms and information on any recent trauma he may have suffered. As there are many possible causes, any insight you may have will save you time and your dog pain.

The veterinarian will start the visit of by conducting a thorough physical examination, which will include palpation of the scrotal area to assess the extent of the swelling. Additionally, a complete blood count will be ordered to measure red and white blood cell and platelet counts. An elevated white blood cell count will indicate a viral cause of your dog’s testicular swelling. A chemical blood profile will check for irregularities in blood sugar, blood protein and electrolyte levels. A urinalysis will test for excess proteins in the urine, and may reveal blood and pus, which would indicate possible prostatitis or cystitis as the cause of the testicular swelling. Further tests may include an ultrasound of the prostate, epididymis and testes in order to view a granuloma, scrotal hernia or neoplasia. If a neoplasia is found, a biopsy will be necessary in order to determine if it is benign or cancerous. Bacterial and mycoplasmal culture evaluation of semen may be helpful for diagnosis.

Treatment of Testicular Swelling in Dogs

Treatment will depend upon the exact diagnosis. The prognosis for recovery is excellent; however, the prognosis for maintaining fertility is not. The easiest and most effective treatment for testicular swelling across all diagnoses is neutering. For the health of your dog, neutering is the best option. However, in some cases and if you are intending to breed your dog, partial castration, or the removal of only one testicle, may be possible with a guarded possibility for success. For bacterial infection, antibiotic treatment is also necessary for up to one month. Treatment will also include cleaning of any wounds or the irritated scrotal area and administration of antibiotic ointment.

Recovery of Testicular Swelling in Dogs

If you have your dog neutered, the prognosis for full recovery is excellent. It is important to monitor the site of your dog’s incision and follow all post-surgical care instructions. Your dog may be given medication to help with the pain during the recovery process, and it is important that you administer dosage exactly as prescribed. Additionally, monitor the incision site to ensure proper healing and clean as instructed. If your dog suffered any other wounds, be sure to keep them clean and dry.

If you have undertaken not to have your dog neutered, recovery and management will be more difficult. You will likely be advised to apply cold packs to your dog’s testicular area in order to ease swelling in the remaining testicle or testicles during immediate recovery. If swelling does not go down, you will need to return to the veterinarian for further treatment. Your dog may still suffer from permanent infertility due to a partial castration or the trauma of the testicular swelling itself. If fertility is important to you for breeding purposes, you will bring your dog back in to see the veterinarian in three months in order to have a semen sample tested for viability.

Testicular Swelling Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Clyde
Shih Tzu
2 Years
Serious condition
2 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

discomfort
Pain
Licking at Genitals
Redness

Medication Used

Dexamethasone
Amoxicillin

My dog experiences severe itchiness and discomfort in his testicles. It becomes red and also watery. We already went to the vet and he prescribed Dexamethasone and Amoxicillin for 6-8 days. However, my dog is crying non-stop. I have also tried using cold compress in his testicles but he wouldn't let me touch it. I have already used an e-collar or cone for him to avoid licking his testicles. What can I do to ease his pain and itchiness? I feel so sorry for him everytime he cries and I can't do anything.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that Clyde is having these problems. If the medications that your veterinarian prescribed didn't give him comfort, it would be best to have a follow up recheck for him. There may be more going on with his skin than they originally thought, and the fact that the medications did not help will help them rule out a number of conditions. They would not want him to continue to be in pain, and will be able to examine him and get to the bottom of why he is having these problems.

His testicles is not that swollen as before, and the watery part is also gone. However, it feels dry and scaly. Would it return to normal?
He is still crying non stop, maybe because of the itchiness. His vet prescribed another medicine, Cetirizine. Would it be ok for Clyde to drink all those medicines? Currently, he is taking dexamethasone and amoxicillin, plus the cetirizine.
Thank you so much for your help.

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White
Bull Terrier
7 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Redness on testicular area
not eating anything
Pain
Swelling
Shivering
Redness

I have a Male dog of 7 years...and his testicles are swollen it seems like he is in great pain and his testicular area (full backside both legs) are shivering. he also vomited and also there was blood in his poop. after taking to the vet his vomit and poop stopped but he is shivering and not eating anything.
i wanted to know what antibiotics will you recommend and is castration necassary?
can you tell me the treatment for his pain and swollen area?
i am worried.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Since I haven’t examined White, I cannot recommend any specific prescription medications including antibiotics or pain medication especially if there hasn’t been a diagnosis made by your attending Veterinarian. Infections, inflammation, cancer, trauma among other causes may be causing these symptoms; if we are not sure that there is an infection, antibiotics would be pointless. Castration is always recommended in males which are not intended for breeding and should have been done at less than a year old. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog got hit by a car 1 week ago he is healing but his (balls) are swollen and bruised how do I help my dog

My dog had tick bite fever and had to be given blood. Upon arribal back from vet I realised that his testical sack are swollen is there any spesific reason for this and will it get better?

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CC
Bulldog
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Warmer than usuall
Cant sit on them properly
Excessive licking

Medication Used

Corterzone cream
Pioderma cream

Hi my dog has swelling going on in the inside the scrotum sack lining and dont what it could be. It grew from nickle/quater size last night to the size of one of his testicles today. I have a steady job so i dont have time to take him to a vet any recommendations.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes including inflammation of the scrotum, a mass inside the scrotum or on the testicle. Sometimes excessive licking leads to irritation which in turn leads to more licking (vicious circle). You could try giving some Benadryl and applying hydrocortisone cream to the area (try to get him not to lick it) to see if that would make an improvement, otherwise a visit to your Veterinarian would be required. If you are not planning on breeding CC I would recommend neutering him to prevent possible prostate problems or testicular tumours in the future. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ninja
Sheppard
3 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Testicular Inflamation
Testicular Puffiness

Both of my dog's testicles are very hard. He does not seem to be in any pain but it looks like he licks the area a lot. There are no other symptoms for him. He has been neutered already, probably 2 yrs ago. I was wondering what the problem may be.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Nina was neutered, and you are noticing a problem with his scrotum, it would be best to have him examined, as that is unusual. your veterinarian will be able to examine him, determine what might be going on, and recommend the best therapy.

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Charlie
Unknown
1 Year
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Shaking
Pain
Loss of Appetite
Testicular Swelling

PlZ Help!!

My Dog Jumps Out My Car Window Last Week He Squeezed Thru A Very Little Crack Ever Since thn he has no appetite he Cry's out loud whn he jumps down r move a certain way his balls r swalloen I love on my dog evey day n I notice they r bigger n more egg shaped n harder thn normal he's not usaaly active so there no change there but for him to cry out loud is something very new and disturbing whn he stand he shakes n I just want him to stop hurting😭😭😭😭 any advice r a good reasonable vet??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous ways in which this traumatic event has affected Charlie including testicular torsion, hernia and other trauma. If Charlie is in significant pain and his testicles are swollen I would urge you to visit your Veterinarian for an examination and pain management as I cannot prescribe anything for you without examination Charlie. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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browney
6 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Itching
Pain
Swelling

my dog has testicles been swollen for days now i've been told that the swelling will go down but over the days their has been no change he also lost his appetite,changes in behavour,and a great deal of pain

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Swelling of the testicles (and not inflammation of the skin) is commonly caused by infections, trauma, hernia or cancer. A visit to your Veterinarian would be required to determine the cause of the swelling in order to prescribe a treatment program; usually if there is no intention to breed, castration is the treatment of choice and is the best course of action. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Murphy
Labrador Retriever
2 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Scrotum is swalon and pus is coming

Medication Used

Gentamicin twice a day injection

We have 2 year old male labrador retriever dog, from last 15 days he wasn't well so we done blood test,in resultant we find that his hemoglobin is very low and his SGPT/ SGOT also not upto normal values so we consulted a veterinary doctors he advised that we should inject livogen & polibion injection on alternative days, & taxim 500mg, botropase injection twice a day,for four days plus vitamin k injection once
We have given these medications but after three day we noticed that the scrotum of our dog has been reddend and he is restless, so we applied betadine liquid on scrotum but that not worked & within a day scrotum developed pus on it, we again requested to same veterinarian so he suggested that we should inject gentamicin twice a day for four days and apply betnovate ointment on scrotum,since two days we are doing that also but nothing happened,

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of pus on the scrotum would require antibiotic therapy (already indicated by your Veterinarian) and should be cleaned twice daily with a dilute antiseptic as well as applying an antibiotic ointment to the area; as for the liver values and low haemoglobin, further investigation is required to determine an underlying cause. Treatment for severe infections of the scrotum may require a culture and sensitivity test to identify the most suitable antibiotic for the infection; you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and review of treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Axel
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Redness
Swelling

My dog has large red testicles and I'm not sure if it is testicular swelling because his penis is also read and swollen. I barely notice right now and he didn't have this problem earlier today so I'm not sure if it something that could have caused it. Anyway i justw antto know if you know or if you have an idea of what it could be and if It needs to be treated right away.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The swelling and redness may be caused by inflammation of the scrotum and prepuce (foreskin), this may be cause by infection, a reaction to excessive licking or both; you could try treating with an over the counter fungal cream (miconazole for example, try to not let him lick it) if it seems to be a skin problem and see if the redness and swelling reduces. It may also be due to enlargement of the testicles within the scrotum and the scrotum in turn is inflamed; if this is the case, a visit to your Veterinarian would be required to examine the testicles and to check for fluid accumulation or other pathologies. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 2 year old labrador male dog has redness over his scrotum and some pus is also there we first tried betadine liquid but that not worked so I consulted one veterinary doctors and he suggested that we should inject gentamicin and apply betnovate ointment on his scrotum but that too isn't working what we should do now

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Chico
American Pit Bull Terrier
7 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Itching
Swelling

So my puppy has a small inflamed red area on his testicals he seems to be biting and liking the area a lot I try to keep him from biting all the time but I just noticed today, what could it be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Chico may have a small skin infection on his scrotum; this is characterised by a reddening of the skin and his desire to constantly lick the area which exasperates the problem. You may try using an over the counter anti-fungal cream as well as preventing him from licking the area. If you don’t see any improvement over the first two or three days, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Scrappy
Boxer/Lab
8 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Abdomen
Swollen where scrotum was
Red skin,

My dog has been nutered for quite a long time time now and he has recently had a long mass show up on his stomach and where is testicles used to be. He is very hot in that one spot he is tired and won't play often like he used to.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It would be best to visit your Veterinarian since Scrappy is neutered, there are incidences of neutered dogs developing sertoli cell tumours although there is no remnants of testicular tissue. Also, excessive licking of the area may also cause scrotal swelling as well as a hernia into the scrotum sac which your Veterinarian would be able to differentiate. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1524845/

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Tucker
Bichon Shih Tsu
10 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

swollen scrotum
Red skin,
licking nonstop

My dog was neutered several months ago, and everything was fine. He went to the groomer the other day and ever since he has been licking down there. Now, where his balls were is all swollen and red. Is this something that he can work out on his own, or does it sound like it's absolutely necessary to take him to vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most probably something irritated his lower region during grooming causing him to lick excessively which would cause further irritation to the area leading to further irritation. It would be best to stop him from licking the area and to apply an over the counter ointment; most probably to would resolve on its own without further licking. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Benny
Chihuahua
2 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Puss coming from his testicles

My dog Benny is a two year old Chihuahua. Yesterday I noticed a small red mark on his testicles. I touched it and a few minutes later the mark was extremely red. Puss then came out of it. I cleaned the area and today I examined it. When I squeezed a massive amount of whitish puss came out. Like popping a pimple. He has no pain. Now there's a small hole. I've cleaned the area and he doesn't even notice. However I'm freaking out. Imagining all the things that can be going on. It's 2am and I have no answers. One more sign. The day before he was lifting his back leg when he walked. I had thought that maybe he had hurt his testicles. A hour before I noticed the red mark. We were in the car and he must have stepped on the seat warmer for the passenger seat. And he had been laying on that seat. So initially when the mark first opened I had thought it was like a blister. But today when I squeezed it very gently I might add and it gushed puss I have no idea what to think. This little being is an extension of my heart. So I'm pacing till morning.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different causes for what you are seeing, but regardless of the cause it would wait until morning but would need to be seen by your Veterinarian. Regular cleaning, stopping Benny from licking himself (doesn’t seem to be a problem) and a course of antibiotics are the best way forward; seat warmers may cause some irritation to the area but a dog would normally move before it got to the level of discomfort where is would cause level of pus to ooze out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hello. I have a japenese spitz who was diagnosed with swollen testicle. Vet described antibiatics. Its a 5 day course. It been 3 days simce the medication started and the result are positive as the swelling is reducing. Though he (the dog) is experincing some itching sensation as he is constantly trying to rub his ass along the floor. Just want to know if this is normal since he is on medication and as per my knowlege itching means he is recovering.

My puppy max started to have red bumps on his balls and idk how to get rid of them I don't have the money for the vet please help I don't want him to die

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booter
Chihuahua
8 yr
Serious condition
-1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

he is now 11 pound in a matter of a year

My older Chihuahua 5-6pound. Over the past 4 year ill run thu what symptoms i have observed.he would out of no were yelp and run and burro under some thing as if something bit his balls, licking them. Then i would be shoping in store for about 30 mins or less give take and he would poop in his bag and be panting. No not over heating or to small of a bag his use to traveling in it when shoping ect.. he like them to travel in he feels safe i believe. And then we got a new dog female by the way the Chihuahua is not neutered and has never had pups of his own so one day i noticed he would not eat and lay drank tons of water. And when he did he he would blow up in the gut. And peeed alot even in the house which was different. When i bought him outside he Would not go to #2 and would just lay down in a different demeanor with his paws towards his cute face which is not how he lays at all never seen him lay quiet like that and looks uncomfortable/pain? I ask vet to do parasite test / x-ray he had a urinary tract infection. And i believe cicci cant spell that one. So i took him to a diffrent one become he was not getting any better and by now im in to this $2400.00 which i do any time and what more.(corporations)cant put a price one love. So ask for another parasite test and ultra sound which now he has grdia cant spekk that one and its not chush diseases may be gdv,or what i was reading here now his gut is bigger and blood shot eyes and im in 38 and some change with not much to go off of HELP PLS

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A five pound chihuahua which has doubled its weight would mostly be down to fluid accumulation in the abdomen. Has Booter had a blood test performed to check liver, kidneys and blood counts? Has an abdominocentesis (if he has fluid in the abdomen) been performed to see if the type of fluid produced? Is Booter being treated for Giardia? If he has fluid in the abdomen is he on diuretics? These symptoms may be due to cancer, hormonal conditions, infections, liver disease or kidney problems. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Yes he has been treated and blood work done. He gets his last treatment in 1 week from today for Giardia. Can Giardia causes gdv. And when I pat not hard but like burping a baby but I pat him on each side of the outer sides then rub up him evenly up and down then his outer back and stomach as well. He starts to release gas and I think helps him poop. But the Vet sent me home with 20 capsules of clindamycin 75mg 200ct bottle and 12 tablets of metoclopramide 5mg tab 100ct bottle. His pooping is off to seems hard for him to poop. I just want to say thank you for taking your time To read this and very much appreciated

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Lucky
terrier
2 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Medication Used

Clindamycin

Hi I have a 2 year old terrier mixed. I just recently took him to vet his right leg was swole and he had a cut on his scrotum. The vet prescribed him antibiotics but now his scrotum is swole and he is licking and can barely walk. What can I do to help ease his pain until I can get him to the vet? Why are the antibiotics the vet prescribed him not working?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The licking of the scrotum will cause more irritation which will cause more licking etc… It is important to stop Lucky from licking himself so placing a cone on him will help with that, also bathing the scrotum will allow to ease the irritation from the saliva. Just keep him rested for the time being and keep bathing the scrotum (dilute antiseptic and apply an antibiotic ointment if he is wearing a cone), return to your Veterinarian if there is no improvement in the leg swelling as there may be a lymph node preventing drainage from the leg. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Winston
French Bulldog
about 1
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

severe itching all over body

My dog's scrotum is red and he often will drag his body on the carpet in a way to scratch it and as a result, he will start bleeding. It's not necessarily swollen but it is red and it looks painful. What is wrong and what should I do to help him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs can get over enthusiastic when licking their testicles, which can cause irritation which causes them to lick more. Clean the area with dilute chlorhexidine and stop him from licking the area; you don’t see any improvement, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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buster
Shih Tzu
9 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

have a fair shih tzu 10 months old his testicles sack is brown just noticed this the other nighy after washing/drying him is this normal?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A brown scrotum may be due to skin pigmentation which is normal. Usually clinical abnormalities occur when the scrotum is red, bumpy (like Goosebumps) or black; if you see any changes like this, visit your Veterinarian for a check up. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 11yr old male has been diagnosed with whipped worms and his testicle's r very stolen & have red spots at first his Vet suggested that we neuter him and then said that his white blood cells count is low & we need to go to a hospital for a stomach ultrasound. We love him but don't have 1,500 $ for the ultrasound. Is it something necessary or could this all be caused by the whip worms?

My bull mastiff has one swollen testicales the vet gave him antibiotics for 10 days then he said he will neuter him if no help

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Buddy
15 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pain

My dogs scrotum has swollen.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In cases of scrotal swelling we need to distinguish between swelling of the testicles and swelling of the scrotal skin. The skin of the scrotum may become swollen due to an infection, irritation from chemicals or parasites, trauma and licking. The testicles themselves may become swollen from bacterial infection, Orchitis (inflammation), tumours (unneutered males run a risk of testicular cancer) etc… Given Buddy’s age I would advise to visit your Veterinarian to determine the exact structure which is swelling and to treat the cause of the swelling. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

my dog has redness on his testicalls.. and a kind of pussy too... looses skin around it too soon this problem erupts after few days .. within months n so... wht could be the ossible reason can someone suggest

Wt is the cure fr tht

My male dogs balls have been swollen for 2 days since we separated him from our female in heat. Is this normal and will they go down soon?

What topical solution can be applied to the affected area? Thanks!

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Bruce
Pittbull mix
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen testicles
Chafing
Less playful
Redness
Difficulty Walking

Hi, my dog’s testicles suddenly started increasing in size for about the last month. They've been gradually getting more red as they've gotten bigger. He winces almost every time he walks now and never runs when I let him outside. I know it probably sounds weird, but about 2 weeks ago I rubbed moisturizer on his sack because I figured the redness was from it chafing against his legs. I had to gently pull his testicles out behind his legs because there isn’t any more room and I used my other hand to rub in the moisturizer. It definitely helped because he stopped wincing for a couple days, but I don't want to keep doing it because of the time it takes and because they keep getting bigger and harder and I don't want to hurt him...Ugh! I really don't want to spend money at the vet but I know I probably don't have a choice. He’s a 3 year old pit bull. Any answers to what his problem might be would be really helpful and appreciated! Thanks,
-Lisa

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The problem may be with the scrotum swelling due to irritation or the testicles increasing in size. Either way, I would recommend having Bruce neutered to prevent other complications in the future. Try to get Bruce to stop licking the area (if he is licking) and apply a antifungal cream to the area; a visit to your Veterinarian would still be advisable to make sure that the swelling isn’t caused by something more serious. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Muttley
Chow Chow
7 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Restless
Swollen testicles
Difficult to sit
Lost a little appetite

Medication Used

Cephalexin
Prednisolone

This whole incident started with Muttley vomiting once soon after he had his morning meal. After vomiting he was quite restless for a few hours, couldn't find a single spot to lay down or a single comfortable position.

Took him to the doctors but the vet couldn't identify a single problem and asked me to observe closely for a day or two. The next day I saw his testicles swollen. Rushed him to the vet and the doc said he probably got bit by something and advised we start antibiotics. He prescribed Cephalexin 500 MG for the infection & Prednisolone 5 MG for the swelling.

Summary - during this whole period he has vomited once, his testicles were swollen, he was very sensitive if got anywhere close to his testicles or if you touched him there so we assumed he was in pain and he had a little loss in appetite. By day 5 the swelling was down and it all felt like we were in the right path.

Soon after his antibiotics course on day 6 I took him to the vet for a follow up and his opinion. The doc agreed the swelling was down but couldn't locate a second testicle. On inspection we both couldn't locate the second testicle & the single testicle felt more oval in shape. Additionally one side of the testicles were still a little hard and other felt squishy almost like it was filled with liquid. On inspecting for another 5-7 minutes the doctor couldn't locate a second testicle. Muttley seemed to be a little sensitive the doctor got closer to the testicular canal. The doc suggested this could be because of the infection and recommended we wait for a month or two and have another checkup before we choose to cut into him.

3 days go by and again now his testicles are swollen again. Any information would be helpful. If you need more info please do let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

A little background - at 6 months of age Muttley was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. We know he will any day now begin suffering with pain so we try to keep any form or surgery away for now so he is allowed a painful life as much as possible.

Maybe irrelevant but I would like to add - Recently 13 days prior to the swelling and vomiting incident Muttley had his anti-rabies shot, the second of the two Nobivac shots.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for testicular swelling with infection being the most common cause, but other causes like immune mediated orchitis can be ; however it is important to try to get the swelling under control before any decision on neutering is made, also an ultrasound to locate the other testicle may be valuable at some point. Treatment can difficult if an underlying causes hasn’t been determined; see how treatment goes for now and see the link below. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/reproductive-system/reproductive-diseases-of-the-male-small-animal/orchitis-and-epididymitis-in-small-animals

The two new medicines aren't working and the swelling has only increased. I'm taking him back to the doctors now and I wonder if the doctor will suggest surgery.

3 days after the antibiotics course Muttley testicles are swollen again. The surgeon has advised us to try these 2 medicines (Rimadyl 100 MG & Rasitol tablet 40 MG.) for 4 days before another follow up. His swelling hasn't reduced with the medication.

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fifi
Shih Tzu
almost 5yrs old
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

bite wounds
swelling testicles,
Pain

my dog testicles is slightly bleeding and swollen.. he kept licking it..hes lack of appetite and have bite wounds. he is very weak now. what should I do? please help me. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Are the bite wounds self inflicted or was he bitten by another dog? The wounds and swelling of the testicles may be caused by excessive licking which irritates the skin leading to irritation followed by more licking and it is a vicious circle. Preventing Fifi from licking his testicles and washing the area and keeping it clean are a good point to start treatment; if there are signs of infection or oozing of fluids antibiotics may be required (either systemic or topical). If the problem persists visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Louis
Yorkshire Terrier
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

uncomfortable

My Pup last started to sit uncomfortable as if he was in pain... I examined him and noticed his scrotum was swollen and really red with small bumps... I cleaned him because he kept licking... and put a&d ointment and this morning the swelling has went down... but it still shows visible redness and bumps.. please help me should I take him to see his doctor or is there anything I could use to cure him myself....

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Testicular swelling may be caused by a variety of different causes and may originate from the testicle, scrotum or other (like hernia). The swelling may be due to excessive licking causing irritation which leads to further licking. If in doubt, it would be best to visit your Veterinarian to determine the cause and structure involved so that treatment may be directed effectively. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zack
English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling

My dog Zack has one testicle that is much much larger than the other, to the point where it looks like he only has one, i have only just noticed it and I’m not exactly sure what to do, i was walking my other dog and had slipped on moss and accidentally kicked Zack in that area, It wasn’t a hard kick since I caught myself before I fell, but I’m sure it may have done something and I’m really worried about this, I’ve been told just to watch him through the day, and if he’s still bad tomorrow take him to the vets, is this a good idea?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Zack seems comfortable, is eating and drinking normally and behaving normally, you should be fine to take him in when your veterinarian opens. If he is lethargic, vomiting, seems painful, or the testicle is increasing in size from when you first noticed it, he should be seen at your nearest emergency clinic. He may have a hematoma or inflammation from the trauma, or he may have an infection, a torsion or a tumor. As long as he is comfortable and acting normally, you should be fine to wait a day.

My dog is suffering from is fungal infection on scrotum and after surgery his both testis had been removed but after 3 days from operation his testis got swallon again now he is suffering more what to do? Plzs help!

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Spike
Maltese shitzu
4.5
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Licking at Genitals

Medication Used

none

I have a maltese shitzu who will be 5 in a week amd he keeps licking his testicles and is going around in circles trying to get to them i have put a pamper on him and he keeps trying to take it off we had brought in another male dog and ge was trying to mate with hoim not due did ge is backed up or what what should I do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A little irritation to the scrotum may cause a dog to lick themselves, the saliva in turn causes further irritation which leads to more licking; any trauma or contact irritation could have lead to this starting, it is important to regularly clean the scrotum and to prevent further licking (a cone is better than a nappy). If the problem persists, you may need to visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Arbie
Normal dog from philippines
1 Year
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Swollen scrotum. There'swhite around his scr

We tried to neutured our dog by putting rubber band around his testicles but removing it after several hours because we think that he is suffering in too much pain. Ang now his scrotum is swelling and changed his behaviour. He seems sad and keep on licking his scrotum. What shall we do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I cannot believe that people do this; while banding is normal in cows (which are special bands applied with an applicator), dogs are anatomically different (their testicles lay horizontal and against the body apposed to hanging vertically as in cows) and the same procedure cannot be successfully done properly. The best case scenario is an infection, at worse death. Imagine if you wrap an elastic band around your finger, you feel the pain and the blood accumulating in your finger tip; imagine this but the blood is accumulating in the testicle causing pain, now you have released the rubber band you are letting blood flow back out, the blood that was accumulating may have clotted which may lead to an embolism or at worse blood poisoning which may cause death. Please get Arbie Veterinary attention immediately. Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bear Bear
Shih-Tzu
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Not eating or drinking as often
Licking

Today I looked at my puppies belly and I saw that one of his balls had a pink spot on them. He is only around 8 months old so I am very worried about him. Do I need to have it checked out? I am very worried about him. If he is walking around he constantly stops, sits down, and starts licking his balls. And he isn’t eating and drinking as often. Sometimes he has the same food for 3 days straight before I change it. With water it last maybe 2 days before it’s out. Please help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is a spot on the scrotum, you should bathe the area with a dilute antiseptic as the saliva from licking may cause some further skin irritation; at his age you should think about neutering him if you are not planning on breeding him and you can have your Veterinarian examine the spot then. If he cannot stop licking his scrotum, you should place a cone on him and monitor the area. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Klaus
Caucasian Shepherd (Mountain Dog)
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

licking biting discomfort

Have used different bacterial drugs prescribed by the vet but the scrotum is becoming red and has red vein lines over it. What else am I suppose to use for quite k relief and recovery

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Klaus and knowing more about what is going on with him, it is difficult for me to advise you on any treatment that might help him, unfortunately. Since you have had him seen recently by your regular veterinarian, it would be reasonable to call or visit them, and let them know that his treatment is not working and see if there is anything that they can recommend for him.

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Dexter
Manchester Terrier
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Very large testicle

My dog is a Manchester terror, he has had one very large testicle while the other one is very small. This has only recently occured. He's almost twelve and overweight. My female Pomchi is in heat but this began a more than a week prior to her coming in. It doesn't appear to cause discomfort but how can it not be uncomfortable?

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Tj
Miniature pug
10 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain

Medication Used

Pain killers

Hi. Took our little guy to the vet as he was struggling to walk and also noticed his testicles were swollen and hard. Vet did an x-ray of his spine, took bloods and prostate examination and we were told it's enlarged but not so much. We were meds for pain and also adviced to avoid operating due to his age. We now see that the testicles area secreting pus. We are abit concerned with this and do not know what to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You definitely need to take TJ back to his Veterinarian to receive antibiotics and to determine if the pus is originating from his scrotum skin or from the testicles. Without examining TJ, I am unable to comment further; until you see your Veterinarian, clean away the pus and keep the area clean and prevent TJ from licking the area. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spyder
American Akita
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Testicle

One of my dogs testicles is swelled up to double its normal size and is slightly hard and warm to the touch. Hes showing no signs of it bothering or that hes even noticed. Gave him 4 benadryl and still have yet to see a difference sadly i dont have lot of money at the moment... Any suggestions?

Ps before i got him he was used as a breeder have had him or 1 month

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst I sympathise with your financial situation, it would be best to have Spyder checked by a Veterinarian as his swollen testicle may be caused by infection, tumour (would grow slowly), torsion (testicle rotates cutting off venous drainage) etc… Treatment is different for each cause so a check by a Veterinarian would be best. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zaffy
German shepherd mix
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Red spots on testicles.. 3% bigger than actual siz

Medication Used

Antibiotics

Hi Doctor.. My dog has both his testicles swollen and got big in size.. Vet started an antibiotics injections course for 7days and rest 14days with tablets total course period of 21 days..Course went for 4 days and I paid for that but unfortunately I dnt have further cash for the treatment nd vet refused for free treatment... So please can u Guide me some home treatment to his life?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are multiple causes for testicular swelling in dogs, this is why Veterinarian’s recommend neutering dogs early to prevent problems as the dog ages with testicular and prostate conditions. Usually, the first step in swollen testicles is to treat for a suspected infection (if there is no evidence of any other problems or trauma); if the antibiotics don’t help, further is investigation is taken or if the dog isn’t for breeding purposes to neuter immediately. Testicular swelling may be caused my infection, trauma, torsion, hernia (gives the appearance of an enlarged testicle), hormonal changes or cancer. Unfortunately, there is no over the counter life long treatment, especially since we don’t know the specific cause (medical treatment is dependent on the primary cause). I would highly recommend neutering as it is one payment and the problem would be resolved. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buddy
Yorkshire Terrier
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Licking at Genitals

My 1 year old Yorkie has swollen testicles. It just happened today. They are so swollen it looks like one big testicle. They are dark red and was a purpleish color earlier today. I have another dog (pit-bull) in heat and was wondering if that has anything to do with it? Maybe because he keeps trying to mate with her, but he can't. I have pictures but I don't see where to upload them.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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We do not have a section on our site for uploading pictures and camera resolution, lighting, camera angle and other factors may distort a photo’s quality. If you are not planning on breeding with Buddy it would be best to have him neutered sooner rather than later; swelling of the testicles or scrotum may be caused by a few different issues (where a hands on examination is better than a photo to distinguish between causes) which may include hernia, testicular tumour, excessive licking of scrotum among other causes. I would advise that you visit your Veterinarian and to get him neutered to prevent possible issues in the future. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jackie
Lhasa Apso
15 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Separation Anxiety

is testical operation common in this age? As the doctor said it might have other effects if the operation is not done.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Veterinarian’s always prefer clients to have their male dogs neutered at an earlier age as possible; at 15 years old testicles are removed for treatment of conditions rather than prevention, if Jackie is healthy enough for the surgery it would be best as there is a high risk of testicular problems in intact males as they age like tumours, infection, torsion and prostate issues. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Stinky
Yorkshire Terrier
8 Years
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen testicles and uncomfortable

My dog has swollen testicles

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of testicular swelling in dogs; due to the high risk of problems with testicular conditions in dogs as they age, Veterinarians always recommend neutering dogs not intended for breeding. The cause of the swelling may be due to infection, cancer, hernia, scrotum skin irritation, trauma, granuloma etc… The primary cause of the swelling needs to be established as treatment is dependent on the primary condition, a visit to your Veterinarian for an examination would be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jun-ki
boxer/labrador
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

swelling Penis

Medication Used

Anti-Bacterial

Good Day!
Jun-ki is 3 months old male mix breed of boxer and labrador.
I Notice his penis is swelling, and after 3 days it got bigger swelling. ( He is in the middle of taking meds for anti bacterial, because he has would on his tail)
Although he still plays with his brother, and does not lose his appetite, I am worried about his genital, and may cause severity at the following days.
Help me on what should I do.

Thank you.
Best Regards,
Era

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Jun-ki's penis is out of the sheath and is swelling, he needs to be seen right away by a veterinarian, as that can cause tremendous damage to his penis if left. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Boochie
Australian Shepherd
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Redness

I have a dog who actually got neutered the a week ago on September 8th, and now its the 15th and his swelling has gotten more red, and his sack has actually increased dramatically in size and I don't know what to do! Is there a way I can treat it at home? If it gets really bad, I might have to surrender my pet and I can't afford any professional help for a while.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like one of Boochie’s ligatures has failed causing his scrotum to fill with blood; this is self-limiting and will reduce generally over a few weeks. Another cause may be an infection of the wound which lead to swelling of the scrotal sac. Did you visit your Veterinarian for a check up 10 days after the neutering (usually ‘free’ - included in the price of the neutering) to check the wound? They will be able to examine the wound at the check up and prescribe the correct course of treatment if required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Domino
American Bulldog
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Lays down with caustion
Swollen Testicle

I am currently not in town for the 4th July and my dog is with Grandma and the testicle are swollen today and she peeled a scan and puss with water came out. Can this wait till Friday? Today is Wednesday.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This should be seen by a Veterinarian as soon as possible, I understand that the Veterinarian will be closed on July 4th but most likely will be open the day after; you should have your Grandmother take him in on the 5th for an examination and treatment since it is this severe. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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rambo
Doberman Pinscher
8 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Itching

we have a doberman 8yrs old. from past 2-3yrs we have observed its scrotal skin automatically sheds like thin paper and it usually licks it which inturn causes minor blood stains at the scrotum and sometimes smells bad with wet stains on floor.
so we used to treat it by anti-biotics as a result it cures the skin but is there any specific problem which our dog is going through? and suggest me some permanent solution for the problem.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Rambo is having dermatitis of his scrotal skin which may have been caused by allergies which in turn become infected by bacteria or is bacterial in origin from the start. I would recommend discussing with your Veterinarian (they may choose to take a culture of the scrotal skin) this problem at Rambo’s next check up and may prescribe a different antibiotic; also they may look at the possibility that the cause is allergic in origin and may prescribe something to alleviate the initial condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hello Doc,
My dog is called Mask and recently during the mating season,he left home and came back after three days when he was moving on two legs. At first we thought his backbone was beaten and one of the legs got paralyzed. A few days later,one of the testacles swell so big and it's pennis now releases pus. He lacks appetite, licks himself and also smells bad. Please advice me on what to do to help him.

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Scruffy
mutt with some type of russel terrier
7-8 years old
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen testicles
Increased Urination

Medication Used

Rimadyl, Docusate Sodium & Clavamox
Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My fathers dog has been to the vet multiple times over swollen testis, he does have a swollen prostate,and are having him fixed once the swelling goes down. It will decrease while on antibiotics, but as soon as they are up about the 4th day they start swelling (R is 2x the side of L) he has trouble getting up and down stairs. He eats normal, drinks a LOT of water and urinates and lot. When he first goes out the urine is thinker yellow color which after a few "markings" it lightens up. Everytime we go to the vet he gives him 2 weeks of antibiotics and tells us to come back for a follow up.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for swollen testicles in dogs including infection, tumours, torsion, trauma or hormonal issues. Given that the swelling initially reacts to antibiotics, it maybe that there is a resistant bacterial infection which may require a more aggressive antibiotic which can be adequately tested using culture and sensitivity; at the same time of the testicle biopsy histopathology maybe carried out to better understand the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Opie
Chihuahua
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Itching

My 1yr old pup Opie is eating, drinking, and playing just fine, although he does seem a little bit withdrawn. He doesn't appear to be in pain. And his testicals aren't hard, but very red and inflamed on one side. He was in a fight earlier this week with our older dog. He's also scratching and biting himself a lot but not in his testical area. Could it just be from the fight or should we be more worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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General scratching and biting may be caused by a variety of different conditions including parasites, allergy, bacterial infection, fungal infection or other condition. Without seeing and examining Opie, I wouldn’t be able to say the cause. You may try to stop Opie from scratching and biting himself; I find an Elizabethan collar can stop him from biting himself. A visit to your Veterinarian will diagnose the cause of the problem and will be able to prescribe the correct medication. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

PlZ Help!!

My Dog Jumps Out My Car Window Last Week He Squeezed Thru A Very Little Crack Ever Since thn he has no appetite he Cry's out loud whn he jumps down r move a certain way his balls r swalloen I love on my dog evey day n I notice they r bigger n more egg shaped n harder thn normal he's not usaaly active so there no change there but for him to cry out loud is something very new and disturbing whn he stand he shakes n I just want him to stop hurting😭😭😭😭 any advice r a good reasonable vet??

I am tired of vets just looking at dog and thend giving estimate walking out like your buying a car with no answers nor questions it's all about money where is their compassion i paid 340 for no diagnose then had a vet say 3 chambers of heart closed from another saying no heart problem no diagnosis 500 where are all the good animal doctors i am willing to pay but please look me in the eye shake my hand tell mr your name !!!#####

We have are stray flat we feed on occasion noticed last night his testes were red and swollen. Today they were the size of grapefruits and then popped like a zit now there is a gapping hole. I don't want to spend a fortune but I also don'think want the poor guy to suffer is this something that will heal on its own without a $$$ vet visit he's a really sweet farm dog?

My 10 month Chihauhau seems to have some swelling on his testicals and the swelling look a little red is this normal at this early age worried

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Ace
Jack-a-bee
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Testicle

My 11 month Jack Russell/Beagle has a problem with one of his two testicles. Only a small portion of the tip becomes very swollen and enlarged. We have touched it to see if he has pain, and we believe only discomfort. The swelling goes away after he ejaculates or is inside after hot weather. Please help..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different lesions which may occur in the epididymis of a dog's testicle including cysts in the efferent duct which may lead to a partial blockage of sperm, discomfort and local irritation to the testicle and scrotum. Without examining Ace, I cannot say for sure the cause; but if he is a breeding dog, a unilateral castration would resolve the problem, if he no longer is breeding or doesn’t breed a full castration would be best. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jaxon
Chiuahuah dachshund lab mix
9 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Prefers cool surface to lay on
Licking his testes
Acting strange

My dog has been licking his testes a lot lately and prefers to sit on ground. I'm saying noticed that his testes had what appears to be pimples one large one at the back of each side. Should I be concerned and take him to a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes a dog will lick his testicles causing the skin to become irritated leading to further licking; other times the swelling will be caused by infection of the scrotum, infection of the testes, torsion or hernia. If it looks like the swelling is caused by excessive licking, prevent him from licking the area and clean is scrotum; an over the counter antibiotic cream may help, just make sure he doesn’t like it; if the problem continues or you have any other concerns visit your Veterinarian. On another note, if you aren’t planning on breeding it would be best to neuter him to prevent conditions in older life. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

 

Hello Doc, My dog is called Mask and recently during the mating season,he left home and came back after three days when he was moving on two legs. At first we thought his backbone was beaten and one of the legs got paralyzed. A few days later,one of the testacles swell so big and it's pennis now releases pus. He lacks appetite, licks himself and also smells bad. Please advice me on what to do to help him.

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Cry baby
Chihuahua
4 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen testical and swollen stomach

My 4 week old puppy seemed to be swollen on his sides of his stomach. I know pups can seem to fat some times but I fliped him over to take a look and he has what to appears to be a large swollen testical also. What could cause this and is the swollen stomach sides associated with it? Not sure if he is in pain as hes 4 weeks old and when they all see me they cry like pups. They had to be taken way from mom at 3 weeks because she was eclaptic. They eat soft puppy food now. The testical is not red at all.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different conditions which may be at play here and I am unable to confirm exactly the cause, but if there are two swellings either side they may be inguinal hernias and the swelling in the scrotum may be attributable to this. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian to confirm the cause and to see if Cry Baby requires medical management etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/inguinal-hernia

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Apollo
Boxer
1 Year
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling

Hello. Recently I was given a new dog food by a coworker. It was brand new but definitely cheap. I accepted his offer and fed the food to my dog later that night. The next day, I came home from work and proceeded to let my dog out of his crate (he isn't 100% house trained). He had thrown up/did diarrhea that covered the entire base of his crate. It was very liquidy with small bits of feces. He was standing in his filth because obviously he didn't want to sit in it. After letting him outside I decided to take him a bath and that's when I noticed his testes. They looked very very swollen. I thought that after some time, the swelling would go down and I assumed it was because they may have been submerged in his filth at one point throughout the day. Later in the day, he pooped out a small piece of feces but it was covered in blood with drops of blood surrounding it. We went to bed later that night and he appeared ok but I could tell he wasn't feeling himself. I left for work again and when I came back this afternoon, there was no feces or throw up. He appeared ok but his testes had swelled a lot in size with a large red spot on the bottom of the two. He is continuously licking them and the swelling hasn't stopped. I have put a cone on him to prevent him from licking anything for now. Do you know what may have caused all of this? Is it the change in food? And what does that have to do with his swollen testes and his bloody feces. I am going to try to take him to the vet tomorrow but do you think he will have to be neutered?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is always best to have male dogs neutered as soon as possible as it significantly decreases problems later in life like prostate issues and prevents testicular cancer. Irritation from sitting in faeces may have caused him to lick and bite as his testicles which would have irritated them more leading him to lick more (vicious circle); a cone will stop him from licking and bathing the scrotum with some dilute chlorhexidine (or similar product) will help too. A visit to your Veterinarian would be best to check him over and I would strongly recommend neutering if you are not planning on using him for breeding purposes. The vomiting and diarrhoea may have been due to stress or upset due to the change in environment and you should keep an eye on it; also if your colleague didn’t give you any records it would be best to vaccinate and to give an anthelmintic. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jimbo
Askal (Philippines dogl
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling of testicle
Shaking

Hello! My dog Jimbo has its testicles swelling. He also has an open wound in its foot and is shaking and it cant stand. Perhaps because it is not strong. We are afraid that he might die. What should we do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Testicular swelling may be caused by infection, trauma, excessive licking, hernia among other causes; wounds to the foot may become infected and it is important to the keep the area clean as well as giving antibiotics. I would recommend visiting a Veterinarian to determine whether or not Jimbo needs to be castrated and to look at the wound and prescribe medicines accordingly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Skids
Labrador
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Fatigue
Testicular Swelling

Hi my Dog is a nine year old lab and he has testicular swelling in one of his testicles. We did an echo test and were told that his heart capacity is less than 25% and so was adviced not to go ahead with the surgery. But as of late his testicle has enlarged even more and it continues to grow only from time to time. Each time the testicle grows (infrequent, sometimes within the span of three months sometimes days) he is fatigued and has a tendency to have fever too. Now we have used medication like laxis and K+ and the medicine had no effect on the swelling but the fever subsided and he is his usual self, except that he finds it uncomfortable to sit and lie down as he used to. Please let me know what could be the possible cause and probably treatment. Thank you.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that that is happening to Skids. The possible causes that stand out in my mind for what you are describing include infection, partial torsion or twisting, or cancer. Unfortunately, for many testicular problems, the only real solution is to remove the testicles, but I understand your hesitancy to have the surgery with his diminished heart function. Since I cannot examine him, I think it would be best to continue to work with your veterinarian to try and find a solution for him so that he is comfortable. I hope that he is able to remain comfortable for some time.

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King
Chihuahua
Year and like four months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Drowsiness

His testicles are swollen and he not eating or active he sleeping and staying in bed

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Testicular swelling (or swelling of the scrotum) can be caused by a variety of different conditions; these may include hernia, infection, trauma, cancer, hormonal, swelling of the scrotal skin or problems with the urinary tract or prostate. A physical examination will need to be carried out by your Veterinarian to determine the origin of the enlargement or swelling. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hello how can u get help if u don't have a lot of money

My Grandfather's dog has testicular swelling but is not showing any other symptoms what do I do

There is no help for the poor

My German Shepherd has swollen testicles which medicine should I give to him plz tell me

Hi! My dog keeps on licking his balls! And its swollen and kinda red. I couldnt touch him without him crying. What will i do? I already bought him e-collar for him to avoid licking it but i need to remove it every time he needs to eat and drink. Please help me :(

One of My 7month old shih tzu bear bear’s balls are a little pink and he keeps licking them, is it a problem? I don’t wanna lose my baby, he is my first dog!

I’m sorry, but if you can’t afford to take your dog to a Vet when he or she is ill, you might shouldn’t get a pet. But I know in some cases you already have a pet and financial problems can occur, in that case you should look for the nearest PETA foundation .

Same experience with my dog took him to the vet he’s wearing an e collar to stop from licking and irritating his testicals also gave him pain meds and antibiotics. He will be seen again in a week. Dr says it looks like a skin infection from fleas even thow he doesn’t have them now he was possibly allergic. Hope this helps

My beagle testicle is been redness after he sat on a thinner and he not seating since that... but he is eating well and also he past motion and urinating well. Will it subside itself?

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Rocky
Caucasian Shepherd (Mountain Dog)
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Excruciating pain

I have a four year old Caucasian and his scrotum is red and swollen to over four times its normal size. He's in great pain and can hardly move. He squeals and whines at the slightest touch and urine keeps trickling out of his penis almost involuntarily. Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The scrotum may be inflamed due to excessive licking, infection, trauma, chemical irritants, allergies among other causes; also the testicles may be swollen due to similar causes. It is important to bathe the scrotum to remove any possible source of irritation but if the scrotum is swollen this much I would highly recommend visiting your Veterinarian as Rocky may require surgical intervention and/or antibiotics as well as other medicines. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sam
Cocker Spaniel
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen testicles

Sam is my dog name and he has swollen testiculars and he is licking biting and scratching that area and laying on the cool kitchen floor cause there's no carpet in my kitchen

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Testicular swelling may be caused by many different causes; many times excessive licking may cause the scrotum skin to get inflamed, in these cases it is best to bathe the area and prevent Sam from licking the area. Other causes of testicular (or scrotal) swelling are infections, tumours and hernia. Try to bathe the scrotum twice or three times per day and if necessary, use a cone or prevent further licking; if there is no improvement, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

He has irritated spots down there and yet he still acts normal

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Eddie
Morkie
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling
discomfort
Itching

Medication Used

Apoquel

My dog has been neutered for about 5 years. A couple of days ago he started scooting across the floor and licking his scrotum which has caused the skin to be very irritated and the area to be swollen. The vet prescribed him with Apoquel, and I have also been applying hydrocortisone to the area to help. In addition to the medicine he also has a cone on, but it seems he is still very itchy, his discomfort is very apparent. He has not lost any appetite and is not lethargic or acting differently than usual, with the exception of suddenly darting off to scratch himself. Any advice on what this could be would be greatly appreciated.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Often, when skin is very itchy and dogs lick at it in excess, they can introduce bacteria and the skin can become infected. Bacteria is itchy, and infected skin is very itchy. I can't see what might be going on with Eddie, but if he isn't on any antibiotics, he may need to be. You can call your veterinarian and let them know that things haven't improved dramatically and see what further treatment he may need.

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