Cryptorchidism is a medical term referring to cases of one, or both, testes of an animal not descending into the scrotum. Painful conditions can arise from this when infection occurs in the undescended testis. In some cases, cryptorchidism can cause infertility in male dogs. The condition is inherited and appears frequently, though not exclusively, in smaller breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers, Pomeranians, and Toy Poodles.
There are several reasons why a cryptorchid castration ought to be performed; namely so that the defect is not continued into future litters, and to limit the chance of cancers developing in undescended testes.
Cryptorchid castration surgery at Yarraville Vet Clinic can cost up to $1,100.00