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The tip of my dogs penis is bleeding, what does this mean?

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The tip of my dogs penis is bleeding, what does this mean?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

CriticalCareVet :

1) Is he neutered?

CriticalCareVet :

2) Is he urinating without difficulty?

Customer:

No he is not neutered, "m not sure if he is urinating without a problem. I only noticed it when I let him in from the back yard. when he was urinating yesterday it didn't seem as if he was having any issues

CriticalCareVet :

Does the tip of the penis look like this?

CriticalCareVet :

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Customer:

Yes it does.

CriticalCareVet :

Excellent - pictures help!

CriticalCareVet :

That is what is called a urethral prolapse.

This is most often treated surgically.

Customer:

What causes this?

CriticalCareVet :

Link here for further information: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/urethral-prolapse-and-neoplasia/page1.aspx

CriticalCareVet :

Causes of Urethral Prolapse



  • Prolonged sexual excitement

  • Urethral infection

  • Stones in the urinary tract (urolithiasis)

  • Increased intra-abdominal pressure as a consequence of brachycephalic syndrome, which is a disorder of short-nosed dogs that compromised upper airway function due to anatomical abnormalitie

  • Customer:

    Is this something that just develops in dogs or is it hereditary?

    CriticalCareVet :

    It can be both, as English bulldogs and Boston terriers are common with Pit Bulls and other affects young to middle aged male dogs being most affected.

    Customer:

    How long will recovery be when he gets the surgery. Is their another route to go besides surgery? Or is this the only option?

    CriticalCareVet :

    2 weeks.

    CriticalCareVet :

    There is not another option for a true, urethral prolapse

    Customer:

    Is he in pain? He seems fine for the most part. Do you know how much a surgery like this would cost?

    CriticalCareVet :

    It is uncomfortable.

    CriticalCareVet :

    A surgery will depend on who performs it - but it should ideally be done by a specialist

    CriticalCareVet :

    If you have any follow-up questions - please do not hesitate to ask!

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    Find me any time if needed: http://www.justanswer.com/veterinary/expert-criticalcarevet

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    Customer:

    Thank you

    CriticalCareVet :


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    Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.
    Hi Breyanna,

    I'm just following up on our conversation about Bruiser. How is everything going?

    CriticalCareVet
    Customer: replied 2 years ago.
    Thank you for all your help after our conversation I took Bruiser straight to the doctor & he diagnosed him with exactly what you said. He referred me to a specialist that very same day and they admitted Bruiser. He had his surgery yesterday afternoon and I was able to pick him up this evening. He is now at home locked in his kennel with his cone on his head to keep him from playing with our other dogs, while he heals. Thanks for all your help, I greatly apperciate it!

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