My 1 yo JRT has had lumps on his testicles for a while, they are sort of where they should be to be the epididimus?? My physiology is rusty, but i mean the bit that joins the testes to the vas deferens, i might be confused about this, but anyway, i know they should have a bit there and thought that was what it was - i have been a bit concerned for a while that they seemed big but its bilateral so figured they are normal, i seem to remember my bigger dogs having these (and DP does (cos i had a crafty feel but not as big) Bit now i have found a scab on one of these and im worried sick, its the weekend arrrggghhh. I used to work in a vets and my friend is a vet but i can't find my bloody phone charger and her number is on my phone.
I lost a dog to cancer last year (hence us now having the JRT) I couldnt bear it to lose another one - i wasn't intending on having him castrated but i think he will be there legs akimbo on Monday morning!!
Beautiful girls, if you get this, should i be worried??
I would get him checked by a vet as soon as you can just for peace of mind. But in the mean time I wouldn't worry too much, if the "lumps" are the same on both testes. Some dogs get scabs from either licking too much or rubbing on the floor!! Always a good idea to castrate, prevents testicular tumours and prostate cancers in later life.
just spoken to my friend and she said this is normal - phew (i sort of knew it was but i was just a bit worried). I probably will get him castrated, leave it a few more months as i want him to fill out a bit first.
Sorry have only just seen this. Wouldn't be panicking, but if there is a scab on there worth getting it looked as as they sometimes get some nasty scrotal skin infections that are better caught early for treatment. I suspect the lumpiness you are feeling is as you think normal anatomy of the epididymis.