Orchitis In Dogs- Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Management

Orchitis is a testicular infection and inflammation; it is normal in male dogs. It is usually caused by damage or trauma to the scrotum, such as bites or burns. Bacteria enter the wound and spread from the bladder or prostate through the spermatic ducts.

What Are The Causes Of Orchitis In Dogs?

The causes of orchitis can be caused by trauma, inflammation or torsion. Infection may be caused by a fungal agent, bacteria, or virus. The infection can develop in the blood or in the urine itself. Other potential triggers can include immune mediated diseases, neoplasms, sperm cells, or granulomas.

What Are The Symptoms Of Orchitis In Dogs?

Symptoms of Orchitis in Dogs may include: 

    • Testes that feel firm and warm while touching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Infertility

Signs of orchitis are the pain and swelling of the testicles and licking of the scrotum. The testicles become swollen and stiff. The dog takes a legged pose and moves with a stilted gait.

What Is The Treatment Of Orchitis In Dogs?

Healthcare: supportive regimens—reduction of environmental heat or other discomfort.

Activity: Restrict, if the activity or use is thought to cause a rise in body temperature. No limits on other causes of infertility.


Diet: Ensure proper diet and mineral supplements, as advised by the veterinarian of your pet. Avoid supplementation of products containing excessive or undetermined levels of steroid hormones (such as extracts of testicles, ovaries and adrenal glands).

Surgery: Surgical reattachment of blocked ducts has been effective in a number of cases.

Is There Any Care Management For Dogs With Orchitis?

The prognosis of a total recovery for your dog is poor. If you detect the disease early enough to neuter your dog, you might be able to prevent some of the more serious complications. Orchitis is a severe illness that should be treated by veterinarians. Owners should take their dogs to the vet shortly after noticing the first potential symptoms of orchitis. The disorder is often aggressive and can lead to permanent damage to the affected organs.

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