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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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2 yr old male neutered. Made yelping noise in backyard while

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2 yr old male neutered. Made yelping noise in backyard while playing. Penis skin is now swollen and red. Oozing. Seems uncomfortable after urination. excessive licking. cannot find external wound.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have tried both applying a cool and warm washcloth. have also administered 25mg of benedryl as he is prone to eating bees. Nothing has worked it is getting increasingly raw due to his licking.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. It does sound as if he were envenomated by a flying insect, spider, or snake. If Benadryl dosed at 2 mg/lb and repeated at 12 hour intervals isn't helpful, his vet can administer a potent fast acting corticosteroid such as dexamethasone plus prescribe a potent topical corticosteroid for your dog's skin as well as an antipruritic (anti-itch) tranquilizer such as Acepromazine until the acute hypersensitivity reaction abates. If there's any chance of a snake bite, your dog should be attended to by his vet at your earliest convenience.
May I have an update on your dog, please?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sarah,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Buddy. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin