Oliver is a one year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who had two abnormalities: a small umbilical hernia, and an undescended right testicle. This is known as cryptorchidism, which is a medical term that refers to the failure of one or both testicles (testes) to descend into the scrotal sac. In most cases of cryptorchidism, the undescended testicle is retained in the inguinal canal or in the abdomen. In Oliver’s case, it was located in his inguinal canal. Neutering a cryptorchid dog is a bit more complicated than neutering a dog whose testicles have descended normally, so the cost is often a bit higher in these cases.
Cryptorchid canine (undescended right testicle)
Small umbilical hernia
Recommend canine neuter and removal of undescended testicle.
Oliver’s itemized list of procedures and costs:
IV Catheter Placement – $40
IV Fluids – $50
Fluid Pump – $25
Castration Cryptorchid Canine – $200
Castration Canine 25 lbs. (for normal testicle) – $100
Anesthesia – $125
Medical Pet Shirt – $28
Umbilical Hernia repair – $75
Carprofen 25mg tablet (analgesic/pain relief)
Microchip implantation – $25
TOTAL COST: $683
Oliver recovered uneventfully and is doing well.
Oliver’s story is shared with permission from his owner.
Oliver’s story was posted by Suzanne Cannon on behalf of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center.