Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts ASAP
Hi. I'm Dr. Gotthelf. I have been a vet for 33 years and I would like to use my experience to help you with your pet's medical problem.
A prolapsed urethra in a male bulldog puppy sually occurs because of increased pressure from coughing or from breathing too heavily with small nares or a soft palate problem. You did not mention if these are present in your pup.
If the surgeries that have been done are not helping, then it may be necessary to have a pre-scrotal urethrostomy made to open the urethra before it gets to the penis.
Too many urethral surgeries cause scar tissue to form in the urethral opening and even if it does not prolapse, the opening will be smaller and it may be more difficult for the puppy to urinate.
This is very difficult to read that my "baby" will have to live with this narrow opening. My dog seems mostly disturbed by the incontinence (trying to cover the urine up in the house). We have placed a permanent wee-wee pad in our house in the case of an incomplete emptying of the bladder.
That was sent prematurely. Would you recommend a balloon to stretch the scarred tissue for a modest treatment. Max is not retaining an uncomfortable amount of urine (his last to bladder scans were close to empty.) It seems like the doctor should have removed the original scarred tissue? Is it appropriate to consider legal action? Another question is if an second opening is made, will this help the incontinence, and will the original urethra opening close? Thank you so much.