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pus like discharge coming from dogs penis area opening (sorry dont know correct term). what is the problem?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Vicky Lamb replied 10 years ago.

How long has this been going on?

Is your dog bothered by this (licking a lot)?

Is your dog neutered?

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vicky Lamb's Post: yes he is neutered and he is licking alot past couple of days. very red looking around the opening and a pussy discharge.
Expert:  Dr. Vicky Lamb replied 10 years ago.

Some green discharge from the prepuce (the covering of the penis itself), is normal for male dogs. They produce much more when they are not neutered.

Since your dog is neutered, and is bothered by this discharge, this could mean there is an infection in the prepuce. The technical term is balanoposthitis. Generally, oral antibiotics are prescribed, like cephalexin. In some cases you will need to flush the prepuce with an antibacterial flush once or twice daily. This usually clears things up.

You will need to take your dog to the vet for an exam and to get antibiotics if they feel it is necessary.

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