A couple weeks ago I contacted Helen (who has Otto) for an update on how things are going, as he has a Vestigial testicle. Otto is from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven pups.
Otto's results came back - he definitely has testicular tissue in him, and it's highly likely that lump of cells on his abdominal artery is the culprit unfortunately.
Our vets are adamant that he needs them removed due to risk of developing sarcoma.
We have been advised that he will need to go to a specialist vets, possibly in Bristol, due to the delicate and risky nature of the surgery.
So, its just a case of us booking him in when we feel ready. We are obviously worried about it, but feel it is probably best to get it done.
I'll keep you posted of course.
In all other ways he's a wonderfully happy, healthy dog!
I do hope that things are more peaceful with you, after your difficult year.
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.” Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories
Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier small spaniel similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
WE DO NOT EXPORT PUPPIES
Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol