Is it true that dogs with cryptochidism have a higher incidence of developing testicular cancer later in life? At what age is it recommended that the retained testicle be removed?
Yes, it is absolutely true that retained testicles have a significantly higher incidence of developing testicular cancer later in life. The recommended age for neutering, however, is the same as for non-cryptorchid patients. We recommend neutering patients expected to weigh more than 50 lbs as an adult at 12-18 months of age and those expecting to weigh less than 50 lbs at 6-7 months of age.