SIM­PLE SO­LU­TION

Animal Scene - - VET VISIT -

Not all hair loss is the same. Clin­i­cians must ex­plain to a dog’s hu­man that ther­apy is highly em­piric and is not rooted in just one mode of treat­ment.

I ad­vised my client to have their dog’s tes­ti­cles re­moved via surgery. Although one tes­ti­cle was in the scro­tum; the other was just su­per­fi­cially hid­ing near the in­guinal area.

You might won­der why the healthy tes­ti­cle also had to be re­moved. Cryp­torchidism is an in­her­i­ta­ble X-linked trait and, more im­por­tantly, may cause tes­tic­u­lar tu­mors and cancer later in life.

Dr. Em­manuel Ma­ca­pa­gal is the 2000-2001 pres­i­dent of the Philippine An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc.

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