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What is Inflammation of the Penis and Prepuce?

Normal penile discharge is clear. When you notice pus like or bloody discharge, and the penile area becomes inflamed, this is a cause for alarm. Many things can cause this inflammation, such as bites, injuries, infections and foreign bodies trapped inside the foreskin. While treatment is simple and often effective, the underlying cause needs to be identified and treated, or the condition is likely to recur.

Balanoposthitis is an inflammation of the penis or foreskin, accompanied by a mucopurulent discharge. Common in sexually mature male dogs, it is usually mild and recovers on its own without much damage. However, in more persistent and severe cases, serious health issues can develop, such as infection, pain, urogenital and copulation problems, fevers, and even necrosis of penile tissues.

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Symptoms of Inflammation of the Penis and Prepuce in Dogs

Symptoms of penile and foreskin inflammation include:

  • Discharge from the penis or foreskin that is mucopurulent (mucus mixed with pus), purulent (pus), or bloody
  • Excessively licking or biting the foreskin or genital area
  • Inflammation and swelling of penis and foreskin
  • Ulcers present in foreskin and penile mucosa, or the skin inside the foreskin
  • Blisters on penis and foreskin
  • Bleeding from penis or foreskin
  • Cuts or tears on the penis and foreskin
  • Pain in foreskin and penile area
  • Abnormal tissue growth on penis
  • Incontinence
  • Trouble urinating
  • Discharge from urethra
  • Urine dribbling
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Kidney stones
  • Dry, scaly patches on penis and foreskin, indicative of atopic dermatitis 
  • Raised follicles on penis in cases of hyperemia

If the condition is left untreated, these signs of a more serious infection may develop:

  • Abscess on penis or foreskin
  • Stenosis, or when the foreskin cannot fully retract and can restrict or close the opening of the penis
  • Phimosis, or the inability to extrude the penis
  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Lack of appetite
  • Penis and foreskin scarring
  • Pain during copulation
  • Reduced libido
  • Necrosis of tissues

Causes of Inflammation of the Penis and Prepuce in Dogs

Causes of balanoposthitis in your dog may include:

  • Trauma
  • Snake or insect bite
  • Foreign body, such as hair, string, cords, grass, sand or other small objects
  • Bacterial infection, such as Mycoplasma and Staphylococcus
  • Viral infection, such as canine herpesvirus and calicivirus
  • Fungal infection, such as Malassezia
  • Protozoal infection
  • Self-trauma, such as excessive licking
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Poor hygiene
  • Hyperemia of the penis, or an excess of blood flow

Diagnosis of Inflammation of the Penis and Prepuce in Dogs

Based on the symptoms present, your veterinarian may suspect balanoposthitis. A full exam of the penis and prepuce will be conducted to determine why your dog has become inflamed in these areas. Things your veterinarian will look for are foreign bodies lodged in the foreskin, lacerations, masses, abscesses, blisters, ulcerations, and other signs of certain infections. Any changes in appetite, behavior or elimination can be important for a correct diagnosis, so be prepared to tell your veterinarian if these have occurred.

Analysis of preputial smears, infected tissues, bacterial cultures, biopsy, and papules or blisters can aid in correcting identifying the cause.

If urinary issues are present, your veterinarian may order X-rays of the bladder, prostate, and genital areas to check for any masses, infections or blockages that may be causing the issue.

Treatment of Inflammation of the Penis and Prepuce in Dogs

Depending on the severity of the balanoposthitis, treatment can vary.

In cases of mild balanoposthitis, which is slightly mucopurulent and is common in sexually mature dogs, treatment is generally not required as the condition resolves on its own. If needed, antiseptic flushes and topical antibiotics can be applied. 

In more severe cases, treatment begins with removal of any foreign bodies if present, then an antiseptic cleanse of the penis and foreskin areas. Antibiotic ointments are applied to areas for 2 to 4 weeks. Any abscesses present will be lanced, drained and cleaned. Surgery may be needed in rare cases to remove any abnormal tissue growth.

If the underlying cause has been identified, it will need to be treated as well. Your veterinarian will discuss a treatment plan appropriate to the condition. Even with treatment, recurrence of the condition is common. This is especially true when the underlying cause is not correctly identified and treated.

Recovery of Inflammation of the Penis and Prepuce in Dogs

With treatment, recovery of balanoposthitis is good, though reoccurrence is common. You may be sent home with antiseptic washes for the genital area, or antibiotics to administer at home. Treatment of any underlying issues may require home care and your veterinarian will discuss this will you on a case by case basis.

Inflammation of the Penis and Prepuce Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Jinx
Great Dane
18 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

inflammation of the penis
Licking at Genitals
Bloody discharge

Medication Used

Immiticide
Methocarbamol (muscle relaxer)
Prednisolone

We recently adopted an 18 month old Great Dane. The previous owners had never taken him to the vet and had never given heart worm prevention. Our vet saw him immediately and Jinx has been undergoing HW+ treatment for the past 7-8 weeks. We had him neutered base on the vet's recommendation to assist with his energy levels and keeping him still during the HW treatment. While undergoing the antibiotic treatment prior to the neutering and HW shots, Jinx woke with a very enlarged protruding penis with a bloody discharge. He was in obvious pain and it lasted for about 15-20 minutes. It has happened a few times since the neutering and is always accompanied with a bloody discharge. I expected this condition to go away after the neutering. What is going on? It has happened again twice in the past two days. Is it normal for a male dog who has been neutered to have these type of enlarged, protruding issues?

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Watson
Border Terrier Mix
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sores
Painful Urination
Redness
Licking at Genitals

Medication Used

Simplicef 50mg daily for 14 days
simplicef

Watson is a neutered male and has recently begun having pus coming out from his penis. I took him to a vet who put him on broad-spectrum antibiotics (Simplicef) in hopes of the redness and pus to go away in two weeks. He's also had a cone on. We are about a week in and it is less red and has less pus, but now there are sores on the tip of his penis and on the side. They seem to be scabbing over but the fact that it's on the outside of the penis (the skin) has me nervous. Is this something not related to the urinary system if it's on his skin? I've started to put antibiotic ointment on the tip and skin where these sores/scabs are to hopefully supplement the antibiotics he's taking. He's had no change in diet or environment, so I don't think its related to that.

What did you find out since you last post this? Any resolution?

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adas
White Shepherd
2 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness

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Tucker
German Shepherd/Great Dane Mix?
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Licking at Genitals
Red Bumps
pus

Medication Used

Doxycycline
Vanectyl-p
amoxicillin clavulanate

My dog has had pus coming from his prepuce for the last few months. He has been seen by his vet multiple times but so far nothing has worked. They started him on amoxiclav antibiotics and that worked initially but as soon as he finished those the pus came back. Then they did a culture and found that the bacteria inside was resistant to amoxiclav so they flushed the area and switched him to doxycycline and that again worked initially but then the pus came back once finished. This time they flushed it again and looked inside with a camera and said that they saw red bumps all along the inside skin of the prepuce and they had never seen anything like it before. They tried him on Vanectyl?(some sort of steroid) to try to treat inflammation and switched him to a hypoallergenic food in case it was an allergy but so far that hasn't worked either. We are wondering what else this could be and if any other vets have seen anything like this before.

Since I posted last, they have tried switching to an anallergenic food (hydrolyzed proteins) and switched him to apoquel to help with the licking, but he needs such a high dose to control the licking that they say it is not sustainable to stay at that dose so we have another appointment tomorrow to see what other options there are. The pus does seem less, since switching to this latest food but there is still a little bit occasionally so I am unsure if this will be the solution or not. Unfortunately, my dog is terrified of having a cone on, so I cannot use that to prevent licking.

I Am facing a similar situation with my 8 yr old full bred Shih Tzu. After seeing the vet and given the cone instructions and a topical ear cream including steroid, the situation is not improving. He is miserable and “scoots” Sits down quick and goes to urgent lick...the cone is harder for me and I am almost sure another sore is developing. Urination is only at a desperation point , I will assume due to burning. I will probably be back at vet tomorrow...any new developments for you or med changes?

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Vino
Rottweiler
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Licking at Genitals
Redness
Discharge

My 2 year old neutered Rottweiler has been licking his penis repeatedly for the last 2 days. The head of it seems okay on one side and the other side of the tip is bright pinkish red. Maybe a little inflamed too. There’s a whitish yellow discharge that is slowly leaking out. He licks it every few minutes. He is eating and playing normally, drinking a normal amount of water and his usual self except for the excessive licking and inflammation/redness on one side of his penis. What could this be and are there any home remedies to try before making an appointment with our vet? So far I have tried making a compress with warm water and epsom salt. He let me put it on his penis but then licked it repeatedly as soon as the compress was removed.

We have the same issue with our 4 year old lhasa. He is continually getting these infections which then he has crystals in the urine, then antibiotics and once the infection is gone the crystals go away. Problem is it keeps coming back over and over again. Anyone had this issue and what was done to stop the cycle? Any help would be great!

This sounds very similar to what I first noticed in my Dog Tucker (posted as well on this thread). I would go in to see your vet. You could clean the area as much as possible (with gentle soap and water) so that his licking isn't spreading the discharge around that then dries and makes it more itchy but he will likely need something from the vet. We still haven't figured out exactly what is causing my dog's issue so if your vet finds the answer, please let me know.

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Luke
German Shepherd
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Pain
Stuck
Bright red

Well my dog Luke is fixed but still tries to get my sister in laws unfixed female. Well we woke up with his head of his penis bright red and stuck about 2” out of his sheath, obously he looks like he’s in pain. But sadly we are low income family and can’t just run him to the vet. What could cause this issue?

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Mr B
German Shepherd
10 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Redness
Swelling

Medication Used

Rimadyl
simplicef
Topical Antibiotic/antimicrobial

Our 10 year-old neutered mixed breed (mostly german shepherd/harrier with some Lhasa Apso mixed in) has had two "episodes" in as many years where he exhibits excessive licking of his penis. The first time, he had a small growth that we had removed, which turned out to be non-cancerous. This second instance there is no growth, simplicef and anti-inflammatories didn't seem to have an effect, and a biopsy of some of the tissue came back as negative for cancer, non-cancer, and deep tissue infection. A urinalysis ruled out UTI. He has licked off the outer skin of his prepuce, and it's just a tender pink area that is sensitive. The soft-tissue specialist that did the biopsy (and last surgery) suggested we talk to a dermatologist, to have him tested for allergies.

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Dylan
Tibetan Terrier
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Leaking disharge, licking.

My 11 year old Tibetan Terrier boy who is neutered, was bitten on his penis by an aggressive dog & while he was in my arms. The bite was superficial, just grazing the surface of the skin & the vet said to simply bathe it with an antiseptic solution. The skin healed nicely but about a month later, a fatty type lump formed just under the skin around the front of his penis. I took him to the vet who diagnosed it as a lipoma & not to be concerned. Another month on & the lump appears to be slightly bigger, but now he has slight leaking of a colourless discharge from his penis, mainly at night & which causes him to lick the area excessively. The discharge has a metallic smell to it, but is not excessive. Do you think the dog bite is relevant & should I get a second opinion about this lump please?

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Cosmo
Siberian Husky
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

swollen penis

My Siberian Husky is having his second episode in recent months where his penis becomes swollen, what looks to be a normal erection. It seems to last quite awhile before returning to normal and he seems to be in obvious pain. He’s tried to keep me from inspecting the area but th area seems clean and normal. No abnormal discharge. He is nursing it by walking with his butt low. Seems to be going away (like it did the first time) but this time has lasting longer it seems. Any thoughts anyone? Thank you.

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T-Bone
Chihuahua
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Lethargy

My dog keep on I've been shaking it up with his wife teacup for few days it was really hard to keep them apart this time. I noticed after he was over the tip of his penis was red and had a blister on the tip. He had been looking more than normal that seemed to be okay. Blister quickly went away within a day and he seemed fine. The next day he had vomited and have been sleeping a lot. Now he's been sleeping a lot which isn't too strange cuz he does sleep a lot normally. But he's been vomiting once to twice a day and seems to have a little bit of a fever. He plays like normal for part of the day but the other half he does not. I'm a low income family and would like to avoid going to the vet if possible so if you have any advice for me or feel I should take him in please let me know thank

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Buddha
pitbull boxer mix
6 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Rash
swollen penis

I just got a puppy yesterday and was informed that the rest of the litter would ‘suckle’ on his penis as if it were a mothers nip. Its very swollen and has a rash/weird substance on it. It doesn’t ooze or leak and wouldn’t come off with a bath. Are there any treatments that I could do at home?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most likely this rash is due to irritation from saliva which should reduce with time; keep the area clean with a dilute antiseptic twice per day and prevent Buddha from licking himself. If there is no improvement after two days you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination as medical treatment may be required, also you should discuss vaccination with your Veterinarian to prevent serious diseases like parvo and distemper. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog suddenly got a swollen peins blood and puss coming out.

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Toto
schnauzer
6 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

HI!
I have a schnauzer, and I've been noticing that he's been constantly licking his genital area. This is strange behavior for him. Upon inspection, his for skin looks inflamed. I put a cone on him to stop the licking for now, but was wondering if this was worth the trip to the vet. We took him a couple of months ago because he was randomly ejaculating and was also wondering if this was related.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It would be worth seeing your Veterinarian since inflammation of the prepuce may lead to other issues like phimosis which would stop the penis from leaving the prepuce or retracting if out. I do not think the ejaculation issue is directly related, but if you are not planning on breeding him and you haven’t already, you should have him neutered. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kingston
Pug
9 Days
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Discharge

Medication Used

metronidazole

My dog was diagnosed with balanoposthitis two days ago. He was given an antibiotic shot. I also have a rinse I am doing for him for 5 days to continue to wash out the pus from the area. My question is - previously the week before this diagnosis my dog randomly had colitis and a day before he was diagnosed with balanoposthitis (a week after colitis) he vomited. He was treated for the colitis with metronidazole and it resolved. His blookwork all came back completely normal. The vet was never able to give a reason for the colitis. Could the colitis/vomiting be related to balanoposthitis?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If the inflammation in Kingston's prepuce was building without you being aware of it, it may have been contributing to the vomiting and colitis, yes. Hopefully, clearing up the infection will help resolve everything.

I'm wondering how Kingston did with the shot? My Scrappy just had the injection a couple hours ago and i'm worried sick due to all the adverse side effects that I've read about on the internet. Was it called Convenia? It's an antibiotic shot that lasts 2 weeks.... Thank you and Hope Kingston is doing well

Great thank you! One additional question - how long does this type of infection (prepuce) typically take to heal? Kingston received the antibiotic shot 4 days ago. The vet mentioned that the shot is supposed to last for two weeks. I've been washing the area with a syringe and antiseptic solution. I was instructed to do this for 4-5 days. The area seems more raw now from the constant discharge and the discharge has turned from green to now clear. I'm just wondering if I should wait this out give it a few more days to heal or bring him back for further treatment. Trying not to be a hypochondriac with this, but its so stressful seeing him not feel well!

also, I meant he is 9 years old not 9 days!

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Zuma
Chaweenie
1 Year
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Penis Inflamtion
Penis Leakage
Penis Inflamtion ,Biting
Penis Inflamtion Biting

I have a Chaweenie, he is almost a year old and he is constantly licking and biting his penis area , I’m not to sure what to call it , and he is very swollen there and it is almost a blood red color and he seems to be messing with that area a lot , it has been this way for about a couple weeks and I need to know can I put some triple antibiotic ointment on it ? Or will it severely harm him if I did ? I don’t have a whole bunch of money and my dog means the world to me and my children. Please , please don’t think of me as a bad owner. I just desperately need advice on what I can do for my fur baby to make him better , because he seems miserable.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that Zuma is having this problem. He may have an infection or an anatomic problem with his penis or prepuce. He should be seen by a veterinarian, and many clinics offer a 'free first exam' to have him seen, so that you can get an idea as to what might be happening. They'll be able to give you an idea as to cost of any treatment. It is obvious that you love him, and I hope everything goes well for him.

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Austen
Yorkie
7 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Inflammation of penis

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

Our vet diagnosed our male dog (neutered) as having "balanitis". We're giving him antibiotics and flushing the area. However, if the cause of the inflammation of the dog's penis is excessive licking, what can be done to prevent this from happening again in the future?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive licking can be very difficult to control and once licked, the saliva may irritate the prepuce which leads to more licking. Stopping Austen from licking himself is important especially during treatment, but regular bathing of the prepuce after the completion of treatment may be useful too; making sure that any hair around the prepuce opening is cut short will also prevent urine from irritating the skin causing Austen to lick. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zeke
Chihuahua
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My dog has some areas which look like blisters on all his abdomen near his genital area, swelling of his penis and what looks like pus at the tip. Can someone tell me what this might be??

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Zeke may have an infection, an allergy, or a parasite that is causing the blisters. If he has those blisters and his prepuce or penis is swelling, he should probably be seen by a veterinarian, as they will be able to examine him and determine what is happening and how to treat it.

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Sam
Labrador Retriever
8.5 years old
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Good evening,
I have a Labrador, 8 and a half years old with pus secreting from his pines, no noticeable inflammation but I took the dog to a vet and told me it was irlichea and that the pus was normal, I didn't believe the pus was normal so took him to a lab, they took a sample of the pus and the diagnosis is serratia liquefasciens. I don't know what to do. Help please. Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Infections of Serratia are uncommon but may cause serious problems if they enter systemic circulation; I’m not so familiar with Serratia liquefaciens but Serratia marcescens is more documented in veterinary medicine. This bacteria should respond well to regular antibiotics, if you have concerns you should discuss these results with your Veterinarian; treatment may not be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hank
American bully
1 year 5 months
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Biting genitals
Licking at Genitals
Redness

Dog in the past two weeks has been licking snd chewing on genitals not aggresively but he does occassionally pull on his penile shaft aswell. He is eating fine peeing fine and his overall demenor is the same usual happy dog we know and love! The area around the opening is slightly red but there has been no pus or discharge. The redness is never apparent until after he licks it. Hoping this is just slight irritation from the licking

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometime licking causes irritation which leads to more licking and the vicious circle completes itself; if you see Hank licking himself you may need to place a cone on him (I know it isn’t dignified) and bathe the area with warm water, once he calms down you remove the cone and repeat as required. It may be that Hank has phimosis or another issue with his prepuce or penis and it may require an examination by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Klaus
Giant Schnauzer
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Inflamation
Licking at Genitals
Bleeding

Medication Used

anti-inflammatory steroids
Enrofloxacin

Our intact male dog, Klaus, has been bleeding from his penile region with increased frequency for more than 6 months now. He was first diagnosed with a cut on his penis, however the bleeding returned 2 months later. He is dripping bright red fresh blood from his penis once a week now and it seems to be unrelated to time of day or physical activity. We've done blood tests, urine cultures, antibiotics, anti inflammatories and steroids and the problem still persists. It is not a clotting issue or UTI. When he bleeds he licks excessively at the area but once it stops he seems to be completely normal and is still very active. Klaus is unneutered but had one undescended testicle removed at age 1. He has had one very rough night of bleeding following a thorough examination of the penis and prepuce by our vet. He had explosive bleeding which clotted and subsided in 30 minutes followed by tenderness and discomfort. We've been to 2 vets and both are at a loss of what is causing this. The most recent suggestion is that it could be trauma and the next step would be to send him to the animal hospital for further diagnosis, testing and possible flushing. Is this an issue you've come across before?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Klaus, I'm not sure what might be going on, but that does sound unusual. It is possible that is is related to his prostate, as un-neutered dogs just tend to have more problems than neutered dogs with their urogenital tracts. Since I cannot examine him, and your veterinarians think the next step is a referral, I would probably trust them on that opinion, as they have been involved in his situation from the beginning. I hope that you are able to get to the bottom of this, for both of your sakes!

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Remy
Old English/ boxer
1 Year 6 months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen penis, discharge, behaviour changes

My dog is a old English bull dog/ boxer mix and for a couple days his penis looks swollen and a bit pussy at the end. He's been acting strange too he wouldn't come in the house the other night my husband had to go get him and then he just lays by the door when he's got a bed. He won't come to me either just weird?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some small quantities of discharge may occur due to the sloughing of cells from with the prepuce, larger quantities of discharge along with swelling and behavioural changes may be caused by an infection. You should visit your Veterinarian for a check up and a course of antibiotics if required; if left untreated, inflammation caused by the infection can cause complications like adhesions and phimosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gus
Labrador Retriever
9 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Inflamation
Redness

I have a 9.5 yr old lab/ retriever.
I noticed yesterday that his penis appeared red and inflamed on one side.
He is not licking his genital area, nor have I noticed any discharge.
It is difficult to tell whether he is more lethargic than usual, because he is usually very lazy anyway!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without examining Gus, it isn't possible for me to comment on why his inguinal or penis or preputial area may be red and inflamed - given his age, it would be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian, especially if you think that he is quieter than normal. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Blue
Boykin Spaniel
5 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

discomfort
Swollen manhood penis is in sheath
Loss of Appetite
Lethargic

Medication Used

antibiotic
Anti inflammatory

My intact Boykin spaniel has tied up with a Boykin in heat twice. I noticed on Thursday that his manhood was still hard (inflammed) he is keeping his tail tucked and is in a lot of discomfort. Loss of appetite, not drinking a lot and lethargic acting. I took him to the vet Friday and she kept him over night, treating him for infection with anti inflammatory medicAtion as well as antibiotics. It is now Wednesday and his behavior hasn’t changed and his Manhood is still hard. (The pink part isn’t out but it’s hard inside the sheath). How long does it take for these medicines to work and for his swelling to go down??????

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Priapism and paraphimosis are two conditions which may affect a dog, paraphimosis is more common when a dog cannot retract the penis back into the prepuce. Priapism (nonischemic) may be treated in numerous ways, check the links below for more information; as for a time frame, it can really vary depending on response to treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/reproductive-system/reproductive-diseases-of-the-male-small-animal/priapism-in-small-animals http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/using-drug-therapy-treat-priapism-two-dogs

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Bane
Labrador Husky
7 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination

My 7 month old male husky/lab mix has recently started peeing in the house randomly, but not full on, more like dribbling pee. Like he can't help it. He is potty trained, I also noticed he looked a little swollen and a little pussy on his penis area as well. He has been licking it and getting boners a lot recently, not sure if that's related. He just recently finished an antibiotic and probiotics from our vet for bacteria found in his stool sample, he was not positive for anything, not sure if either of those would have caused a new infection. He does drink a lot of water but that is normal for him. He eats fine. Plays fine. I bathe him once a week with gentle shampoo. I am wondering if this could be a uti or something else since it looked a bit swollen and pussy as well with the dribbling pee all of a sudden.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any discharge that you may be seeing may be due to smegma which may accumulate and doesn’t necessarily mean an infection; the constant licking of the prepuce would cause irritation from the saliva which causes the skin to become inflamed which leads to more licking. You should prevent him from licking the prepuce (a cone works best), bathe the area with a dilute antiseptic twice per day and clip any hair from around the prepuce if discharge is mattered around the area. If there is an infection (I cannot tell without seeing), then a course of antibiotics would be indicated as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Also he is not nuetured

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Scrappy
Maltese
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

What are your thoughts on the Convenia injection for dogs? I have a 11 pound Maltese and he received the injection today and I've been reading horror stories about pets dying shortly after the injection... Please, what are your thoughts...

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Convenia is a very effective, very commonly used antibiotic injection with very few side effects. There are opinions of every kind on the internet, and it is always best to take internet opinions with a grain of salt.

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Babyboy
Boxer Shepherd
15 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Rash, sweelling, blisters

My 15 year old voxer just had scrotal displaysia surgery because of an erupted testicle. He finished 30 days of antibiotics. Within the last week the site has become extrwmly red swollen and there are blisters or tumurs growing on the skin. He was not checked for cancer prior to the surgery.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Since I cannot examine him or look at the area, it would be best to have a follow up with your veterinarian and have them look at the site to see what might be going on, whether it is an infection, problem with the surgery, or cancer. I hope that everything goes well for Babyboy.

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Rox
American Staffordshire Terrier
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Inflamation

My dog has been very tired lately he eats and sometimes i have to force him up to go out side . he has been sick for 3 days. He has goopy eyes and doesnt want to open them. When i wipe them off he showes his teeth like it hurts him. And he has puss coming from his penis. It also seemed swollen and purplish. Should i take him to a vet? (He is fixed)

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think it would be a good idea to have Rox seen by a veterinarian, yes. He doesn't sound like he is feeling well at all, and they will be able to examine him and see what might be going on with him. I hope that he is okay.

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Jake
Yorkshire Terrier
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Penis not retracting

Medication Used

Anti- inflamma

My dog recently had a trauma to this penis and has been experiencing paraphimosis since, he's now on antiinflammatories following manual manipulation twice. Will it resolve itself?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without knowing exactly what is going on with Jake, I'm not sure if the problem will resolve itself, but typically with trauma, as the trauma heals, things get back to normal. If you aren't sure, it would be best to call your veterinarian and ask, as they have seen him and know more what is happening with him.

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Rio
Merle Chihuahua
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Pink-Red penis tip, area sensitive

My one year old Merle male neutered Chihuahua was licking his penis this evening. He’s done this before without issue until tonight. The tip will not retract and is pinkish/red. It doesn’t appear to interfere with his activity level but being a nurse I immediately put him in an inflatable collar to keep him from licking it further and washed the area with warm water and antibacterial soap, patting it dry.
The area is sensitive. Will this resolve on its own? Can I further home treat this? Or should he be seen by a vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If the tip of Rio's penis is stuck out of the prepuce, that needs attention right away, as those tissues will continue to swell and become more painful and damaged. If he is not neutered, that might be a good idea to help this to not happen again, but in the short term, he should be seen by a veterinarian to have this resolved.

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Kilo
Pit
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Penis Enlargement

I have an albino merle pit today his shaft skin i guess you call it looked swollen and red so i looked and didnt see anything and felt its hard on one side. Is this something i can try to treat at home first then if its not better take him in?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you are referring to the glands (penis) itself, I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian to take a look. If you’re referring to the foreskin which covers the penis which is always exposed. Some swelling and redness may occur for a few different reasons, bathing the area with some dilute chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine twice per day may help; if you notice no improvement or you notice it getting worse visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog had blood tests for blood cancer but over night his skin on the one side of his penis has gone red and swollen he is already on antibiotics and another tablet because he is anemic is this normal?

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Oscar
Springer Spaniel Sheepdog
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

swollen penis

Can your dog get frost nip on their penis from playing in the snow from too long? Or weeing too many times and touching the ice in the process?

He had played for 1 hour in the snow on our walk and then we noticed on the evening that the tip of his penis was slightly inflamed / swollen. He didn’t seem to be in any discomfort and swelling seems to have reduced over the last couple of days, however, he’s still peeing a lot of walks (marking territory, nothing out of the ordinary) however after several weeks, there’s no urine. I’m not sure if that’s because he’s used all in his body or has a potential water infection. I’ve just checked him before bed and swelling is still reducing (nearly to normal) however I’ve noticed a small amount of milky discharge. Is this normal? Oscar hasn’t been nueted.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Oscar, I'm not sure if he is having a problem or not. it would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian and make sure that everything is normal. They will be able to look at him, give him a good exam, and make sure that all is normal, or suggest treatment if not. I hope that all goes well with him.

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Titan
Rottweiler
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Inflamation

My Rottweiler just recently had a sudden onset of inflammation around the opening of his foreskin. It's swollen and a pale pink/white color; there is no sign to any discharge to my knowledge. He was licking himself more than usual which drew my attention to it. He recently had his first encounter with water and I've read that bacteria could be the cause of it. I hope the river water wasn't the cause. I've flushed with an antiseptic wash and placed a cone around his head to deter him from licking. Is there anything else I can do and is a visit to the veterinarian required?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some cases may be resolved by regular cleaning and checking for any discharge, other cases may require a visit to your Veterinarian and a course of antibiotics. Stopping a dog from licking himself is a good first step and bathing the prepuce is helpful too; keep an eye on it and bathe it twice per day but if you don’t see any improvement within a few days visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Toonie
Labrador
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Tired
swollen penis

Medication Used

Pain in area

My dog Toonie is a male Lab. He recently got stuck on our female dog, for what we think is his first time.. not to sure. Either way, now his penis is swollen on both sides of the pee hole and it has bloody pus inside on each side. We haven't treated him with anything yet and can not afford to take him to a vet if we can help it. I'd like to know what you may think it sounds like and then maybe we can go from there to find out how to treat him at home.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Regardless, you should take Toonie to your Veterinarian and it sounds like there may be an infection of the prepuce or glands itself and it would require antibiotic therapy prescribed by your Veterinarian; a consultation and treatment should cost too much and he should respond well to treatment. If the penis isn’t retracting, this may be more complicated and costly; you can try to find a charity clinic in your area, there are more charity clinics than most people think. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pac
Chihuahua
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

red swollen penis

I just now noticed my chihuahua's penis is sticking out and very enlarged. He doesn't seem to be in any pain and is happy to play still. I really just looks swollen and won't go back in. Should I wait to see if it will go down or is this something that is urgent and needs a veterinarians attention right away?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like paraphimosis where a dog is unable to retract the penis back into the prepuce and may occur for a few different reasons; however, I would recommend getting veterinary attention for it as soon as possible especially if the penis is fully out as it is a painful condition and leaves the penis at risk of traumatic injury. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Archie
Border Terrier
11 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Puss
Redness
Licking at Genitals

My dog been spewing yellow bile in the morning for the past 3 days, but fine through the day, I noticed he spewed after licking his genitals today. There is also some puss and redness & is sore to touch. Not sure if this is related to him being sick?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The inflammation and problems with his prepuce may be the reason that he isn't feeling well. From your description, it would be best to have Archie seen by a veterinarian today - they will be able to examine him, determine what is going on with him, and get him any appropriate treatment so that he feels better.

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Rosco
mixed lab/pit
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

not moving not eating

Rosco Needs Help Please!!!!!!

My 12 year old brown lab/pit mix started vomiting 4 days ago, he threw up 2 times. It was nothing big just foam like white spit. After he got sick to his belly he wouldnt come inside for the night he has a hugh backyard and his own couch inside. Really he is treated like my baby. ok the next morning he was still in back yard and i opened door to let him in with me and he acted like he was scared to move. also when he walked he would move in supper slow motion. He acted scared to move and he looked scared to move his body. For 3 days he would only get up for my husband and youngest son would not touch his food he would drink water but only if it was brought to him. For 3 days he laid on his couch and only would get up at most 2 times a day. first day no food very small amount of water no bathroom. Second Day little more water few pieces dog food. 1 Bathroom Break pee only. 3 day Finally got him to eat little bit and drank good amount of water. 2 bathroom breaks still only urine. day 4 he got straight up this morning went right to his food and water drank the whole bowl went outside for bathroom break and take me to work. he only urinated again was moving pretty good (remember he 12 years old). i have checked his body nothing stands out nothing looks swollen no bites any where. but he still acting a little nervous. After he urinates this morning when he got in car i noticed a yellow/greenish like pus on his privates. Rosco was fixed when he was a puppy never used. i really dont have extra money for vet but i am worried about it. we have 3 sons that have grown up with rosco they call him their brother. do i need to worry more what should i do or look for???? any ideas needed. also he has not been crying or whining like he in pain. just dont move.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is a lot here to take in and I cannot say whether or not the symptoms are all related to the prepuce discharge or not; with the reduction in activity and uncharacteristic behaviour I would recommend that you visit your Veterinarian immediately for an examination as at a minimum I think he would require antibiotics but needs a general examination regardless. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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