How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Lindsay Your Own Question

Lindsay
Lindsay, Breeder
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 65
Experience:  13 years in the dog industry, through rescue, veterinary work , breeding and showing dogs.
19772
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Lindsay is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

dog erection problems

Resolved Question:

I have a 7 month old male teacup chihuahua. Lately he has been humping an old teddy bear. When he gets an erection it seems as if his testicles emerge out with his penis. He is unable to walk and it takes at least 10 minutes for the erection to go down. He looks as if he is in pain. Is this normal for the testicles to emerge?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lindsay replied 9 years ago.
That is actually the penis that comes out. Towards the end are
two glands called the bulbous glands which engorge. These are
not the testicles. The testicles are located between the legs and
do not really go anywhere. The bulbous glands will shrink back
to normal size after a few moments
This is all very normal, although some dogs are not sure how to
handle it (which may be why he appears to be in pain). If he is
excessivly mounting, I would recommend surgery.   At 7
months, he old enough to be neutered
Lindsay, Breeder
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 65
Experience: 13 years in the dog industry, through rescue, veterinary work , breeding and showing dogs.
Lindsay and 3 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Olivers Mom replied 9 years ago.

 Lindsay suggested great advice on the neutering recommendation. 


This type of behavior is common in dogs - I'd like to offer you a few tips on how to deal with the behavior.


Do not make a big deal when he does this.  The more attention you give to him, the more times he'll offer this behavior.  Just ignore him, walk away if you have to. 


You can also try to re-direct his behavior. If you can catch his attention right before, grab a favorite toy or treat that he REALLY likes.  Encourage him to play or take a few treats from you.


If he only humps the teddy bear, I would put the old bear away for some time.  After he's neutered or after a month or so, bring ol' teddy back out and see if his "habit" has stopped.


It's not the most attractive behavior to see our dogs display but it is natural.  If you would like any other information we are more than happy to continue helping you!

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
< Last | Next >
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
  • $1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15 Carol Cedar Hill, MO
  • I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all! Judy New Haven, CT
  • I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers. Nina USA
  • I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!! Jasmine's Mom USA
  • Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there! Sonya G Easley, SC
  • Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge! Cathie M Pompano Beach, FL
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/Jav917/2012-2-20_54059_201221802254JoananddavidArchuleta3.64x64.jpg Joan's Avatar

    Joan

    Vet Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    4544
    Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/jadedangel57/2011-11-8_193134_janenewsm.64x64.jpg Jane Lefler's Avatar

    Jane Lefler

    Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst

    Satisfied Customers:

    13847
    Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 16+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/ERPetNurse/2011-11-7_1293_b.64x64.jpg Candy's Avatar

    Candy

    Veterinary Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    7108
    Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/babybloo/2011-3-10_62613_DavidandI.64x64.jpg Theresa's Avatar

    Theresa

    A Voice for Your Pet

    Satisfied Customers:

    4704
    19+ years experience in small animal medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    4430
    UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/VetAnswers/2013-4-5_8257_prof10.64x64.jpg Scott Nimmo's Avatar

    Scott Nimmo

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3977
    BVMS, MRCVS.
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Dog Specialist
Lindsay
Lindsay
0 Satisfied Customers
13 years in the dog industry, through rescue, veterinary work , breeding and showing dogs.