Most male puppies will have both testicles descended by the recommended neuter age of six months. However, a small percentage of male puppies have either one or both testicles retained within the groin or abdominal cavity (cryptorchid). Previous surgical techniques to remove the undescended testicle involved a blind search and prolonged anesthesia time. Laparoscopic-assisted cryptorchid neuter surgery provides a significant improvement in surgical technique for this condition.

Advantages:
1. Better visualization of abdominal organs makes itĀ easier to locateĀ the retained testicle
2. Shorter anesthesia and surgery time
3. Smaller incisions mean less pain

surgery
“You’re gonna do what?!?”
Dr. Johnston’s puppy, Asher
If you live in the Hunt Valley area and would like get your dog or puppy neutered, but either one or both testicles are retained within the groin or abdominal cavity (cryptorchid), call Hunt Valley Animal Hospital today at 410-527-0800 or request an appointment online! Our knowledgeable veterinarians will be able to answer all your questions and help you choose the right neutering procedure for your dog or puppy.