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Old 04-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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Hey there. My nine month old Yorkie has huge balls They are very big! They do not hurt him as he is a very joyful puppy, never down!! Ive prodded them a few times, still no discomfort for him, so I am not worried there. The thing is they have a large brown mark over them-like a birth mark which seems to be getting bigger, its already huge! Should I be worried about this or is it quite normal??

He is fine in all other areas-nothing bothering him, no change in behaviour etc. Hope someone can help - Thanks!!

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They can be rather dark sometimes- are you planning on having him 'done?' The vet would be in the best position to tell you if there is a problem.
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Yes take him to the Vet, there may be nothing wrong, but anything that Worry s you should be looked at by a vet, if there is anything wrong , then the sooner its treated the better
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A vet doesn't need to examine your dogs balls or any of his other toys. What kind of balls are they? Tennis balls are normally yellow or orange, golf balls and ping pong balls are usually white and so are baseballs. Perhaps if you visited a sporting goods store you could see if they come in other colors.

Of course if you bought them in a pet store they could be just about any color. Dog toy manufacturers go by what colors they think the owners might like, since dogs are color blind.
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A vet doesn't need to examine your dogs balls or any of his other toys. What kind of balls are they? Tennis balls are normally yellow or orange, golf balls and ping pong balls are usually white and so are baseballs. Perhaps if you visited a sporting goods store you could see if they come in other colors.

Of course if you bought them in a pet store they could be just about any color. Dog toy manufacturers go by what colors they think the owners might like, since dogs are color blind.

Umm applesmom.. are you joking us now???
She is talking about the PRIVATE parts sort of balls..
Your post DID give me a gigglefit though, either you are joking us, or you were totally oblivious. I have a feeling your yanking our legs..
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Your post DID give me a gigglefit though, either you are joking us, or you were totally oblivious. I have a feeling your yanking our legs..
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(A vet doesn't need to examine your dogs balls or any of his other toys)

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Folks, Bailey234's question was asked in good faith in an attempt to get information. Responses that are in the spirit of members helping each other will be greatly appreciated.
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It's possible the discoloration on his balls is a bruise that has developed because you've been prodding them. That's a pretty vulnerable area and dogs do occasionally get bruises on their balls if they're bumped or prodded.

With your concerns about both the large size, (which could also be swelling) and the discoloration it would be a good idea to ask your vet's opinion. Most vets don't charge for a phone call and it would also ease your concerns.

In the meantime I suggest you stop prodding your dogs balls as it could lead to serious physical and behavioral problems as he matures.
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