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  • My 8-month-old puppy is still teething, but I noticed that both of his lymph nodes are swollen. Is this part of the teething process, or should I be concerned? He also has an undescended testicle, is that normal for his age?

    I recommend that you take Aki into see his veterinarian immediately. Any swelling in the neck, especially if they are lymph nodes, is very concerning. Lymph node swelling in puppies is usually a sign of an infection. Many of these infections can be severe or even life threatening if not treated properly.

    The retained testicle is something that you can wait on for a little while. I do recommend that you have him neutered as soon as you can though. The undescended testicle has a high potential to become cancerous if it is not removed.


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