A few concerns about my pup...

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  1. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    We recently had Oz fixed and everything seems to be healing up normally, its been about two weeks and hes almost completely healed, but.... When I check his scabs and where his testicles used to be, I can feel two little lumps, almost like two little testicles where his, well, balls were. Is this normal? The vet checked it at ten days and said everything was fine, but still... Im not sure what those are, and the previous dogs that we had that were neutered didnt have those, atleast that I can remember...

    Also, he seems to just fall down the stairs and up the stairs sometimes. Like he forgets where his back feet are.. I normally wouldnt worry, but hes done it a few times now, and you think he would learn, however, he keeps hitting his back feet one the edge of the stairs walking up and stumbling. This only seems to happen on the three stairs leading off the deck into the yard. Is he just being a goof, or should I take him back to the vet?
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I have no idea i am sorry. I imagine there is scar tissue. The little stray i have i believe has been spay for you can feel a very hard ridgey bump here and there where the surgery would have been. Some dogs are clumsy, i would keep watching tho and see if it improves or worsens.
     
  3. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I hope Im worrying for nothing. I hate to have to put a dog under anethesia for anything.
     
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    The bumps are normal. I have no idea what they are, but Milo has them. I think they're like, glands or something? or scar tissue but they seem too like....nice and smooth to be scar tissue.

    If the falling down the stairs is new, that is a little odd. Milo does that all the time though. Like he either stumbles going down or forgets to put his back feet high enough going up. And then he's hanging on with his front legs while his back legs are straight out all "helpppppp i'm fallinggggg"! He seems to do it more when he's tired, too.
     
  5. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Maybe its a terrier thing? It was pretty late at night when I noticed it...
     
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    If they get larger call your vet and keep him quiet.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Im going to keep checking them, just to make sure. Keeping him quiet will be a feat in itself.
     
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    When Hunter was adopted from the HS it was soon after his neuter and he got so swollen !!! I think each is different .
     
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    *is very afraid to google image "dog penis" but needs to do it anyway because she doubts Milo wants to volunteer as a puppy nude model*

    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f264/formatted2fit/Neuter20last.jpg
    ok...so see where the scar/incision is on that guy? The uhh...skin that was left over after they took his bits away, i suppose it is.

    Anyway, after Milo healed up there, he's got these lumps there. Almost look like marbles under his skin. Right right right at the base of his sheath, almost as if it's just the way he's shaped. I never questioned it until reading this thread, is that like what you're talking about?
     
  10. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Erm, I know what you are talking about, and Im pretty sure thats not it. I think that has more to do with arousal than surgery.

    Ozzy feel like two small little lima bean/pea shaped things IN his now empty sack. They feel like little testicles, like they did when he was about twelve weeks old and I was making sure both of them were dropping normally.

    (The things we do to our dogs!!!! ROFL!)
     
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    milos_mommy Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure this is more detailed than most parents get when talking about their kids, lol.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Probably lol!!!
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    On the other hand, I have never had one of my sons neutered
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Thats probably for the best!
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Yes, I think so too. But if we did do it, we would probably extensively discuss the healing process and any complications.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    And I think we'd let them do the feeling on it to make sure its right.
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    I think we had better stop now. I am hovering between horror and laughter here.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I cant stop laughing thinking about it!
     

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