Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. This really sounds more like it could be more of a neurologic problem than an orthopedic problem. There could be some type of problem with the spinal cord. You will never see this on an x-ray. A CT scan or MRI is usually necessary for this. A neuromuscular disease called myasthenia gravis is possible. It can cause intermittent muscular weakness (usually more after exercise), but you usually do not see the penis retraction issue. You more often see problems with regurgitation from esophageal weakness. A spinal cord issue can include compression (a disk or tumor) or a degenerative issue. I would ask your vet if they think this may be a spinal cord or other neurologic based on what they have seen and if a referral to a veterinary neurologist may be a good idea. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Hello. I was just following up to see how Beau is doing and to see if you have further questions.