Epididymitis is inflammation of the testicular tube where sperm is stored, while orchitis is inflammation of the testes themselves. While the condition can be chronic, acute forms caused by direct trauma to the scrotum are more common. Adult dogs, of four years on average, of any breed are most commonly affected by this condition.
Common symptoms for this condition occur relating to scortum area. They include
Licking of the scrotum and scrotal skin irritation (dermatitis)
Non-localized symptoms include pain and fever
Unwillingness to walk and general lethargy
Open wound may be found
Refusal to eat is not uncommon
Infertility is commonly seen in dogs with this condition