Testicular Swelling in Dogs

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

Swollen testicles

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

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