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Hi all, Chance had a check up at the vet yesterday and I was told his testicles still have not descended and likely will not at this point...he's 4 months old. I told the vet I wasn't interested in neutering him until 18-24 months old but she recommended I do so no later than 10-12 months as the undescended testicles could cause cancer. Now I'm a little freaked out because I don't want to wait too long and expose him to that possibility but also didn't want to neuter him too soon. Has anyone ever heard of this or had this problem/decision to make?
 

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P.S. I also contacted a behaviorist about his resource guarding issues (discussed on grf previously) who told me to have him neutered now (at 4 months!) to help with these issues. I really wanted to wait to allow him opportunity to fully develop but now I'm being advised otherwise.
 

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I had this problem with my GSD Zeus. My vet who pushes early neutering, had me wait until he was 1 year old to have him neutered. Partly to give it a chance to drop, which it didn't. I would do more research.

Zeus did end up with cancer, but he was 10 years old, which is a very common age for that breed to get it, so I do not think it was related.
 

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Well as for the dropping thing, I think Max's have dropped not to long ago or I just noticed....as I don't feel up my dog. But I'm thinking not too long ago. He's 6 months now so maybe he was behind on that and I didn't know? or maybe it's not uncommon to have them decend after 4 months?
 

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Although Zeus had one that had descended and one that had not.
 

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Well as for the dropping thing, I think Max's have dropped not to long ago or I just noticed....as I don't feel up my dog. But I'm thinking not too long ago. He's 6 months now so maybe he was behind on that and I didn't know? or maybe it's not uncommon to have them decend after 4 months?
When Hank had his 10 week check-up/shots the vet said his testicles have dropped. He said they usually decend by 8 weeks.
 
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