5 days ago
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I'm a little later than planned with answers / explanations. The dog is a Pug but I'm afraid the exact difference between a true hermaphrodite versus a pseudohermaphrodite still confuses me a little. I think it would be considered a pseudo but I'll describe the findings for you and maybe someone with more interest / knowledge of repro stuff can clarify. Outwardly, she had a vulva with a hyper-developed clitoris including an os clitoris protruding from the vulva. Inside there was a normal bifurcated uterus, complete with cervix, but instead of ovaries, testicles were attached. We did not send in any tissues or do further testing as this was a rescue dog so...some things must be left in the dark. It was a fun case, however, and a nice little deviation from the "routine spay."