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My nuetered male dogs penis is exposed and wont retract

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My nuetered male dog's penis is exposed and won't retract
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
How far out is it?
Does the penis look really swollen?
How long has it been out?

Thanks
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hello,

 

It was fully out, swollen, and dark red. It has now mostly retracted, but still appears slightly swollen and is very red.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
You are describing paraphimosis, which can cause serious injury to the penis/urethra. Permanent injury sometimes.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/paraphimosis-and-phimosis/page1.aspx

Even if improved, well worth getting into a vet, today, for an evaluation of the urethral tissue to ensure there has been no other injury.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is there anything that we can do at home tonight to help him until we can see the vet in the morning?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.
I can't advise you wait that long.
Injury to part of the urethra can result in compromised blood flow to part of the penis.
You really don't want that.

Definitely worth at least an exam to ensure no immediate care is needed.

I really don't want to make any unsafe over-the-counter suggestions unless you really can't get into a vet. These injuries can be very simple, but can be quite bad and you are still observing swelling.

Dr. Andy

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