Your dog’s balls or the scrotum looks like a thin pouch of skin with testicles inside it. It is soft to touch, and it is sometimes hairless and some dogs may have fur on it.
What color are dogs balls supposed to be?
Most dogs’ scrotums are greyish in color regardless of the skin color on the rest of their bodies. Some are darker, even black. You might see pink spots on the scrotum, especially in a young dog.
Why does my dogs balls look weird?
Any intact male dog that has testicles that are uneven in size, with the larger one hard and irregular, is a strong suspect for testicular cancer. Finally, weight loss without any other apparent signs of illness is a very important finding and can be an indication of cancer.
What does testicular cancer look like on a dog?
Warning signs of testicular tumors include soft swellings in one or both testicles, a single enlarged testicle or asymmetric testicles, generalized scrotal enlargement, and infertility in the breeding stud.
How can you tell if your dogs balls are swollen?
Symptoms and Types
- 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.
What do vets do with dog balls?
Routine neutering of a dog involves making an incision just in front of the scrotum (sac) and pushing each testicle through it. Then the testicles are ligated and removed.
Is it normal for a dog’s balls to turn black?
The most common reason why a dog’s scrotum gets darker in color is age. As a dog matures, skin pigmentation levels increase and it’s perfectly normal that at some point his balls will become black.
Why do my balls have black spots?
Black spots on your scrotum are usually caused by a condition called angiokeratoma of Fordyce. These spots are made up of blood vessels that have expanded, or dilated, and become visible on the surface of your skin.
Does testicular cancer hurt in dogs?
When a dog has testicular cancer, one of his testicles may look or feel abnormal. The affected one may be larger than the normal testicle, or it may have a firm, sometimes painful mass inside that you can feel.
What are the hard lumps on my dog?
Most lumps are fatty tumors, though. These are benign, meaning not cancerous. Fewer than half of lumps and bumps you find on a dog are malignant, or cancerous. Still, they can look the same from the outside, so it’s hard to tell.