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Im sorry your puppy is in distress. I hope I can help. The first thing I think of when a male dog cannot urinate is either an obstruction (as they are more prone than females to this problem), an infection, or bladder inflammation and irritation. It may be that he is unable to urinate because something is physically stopping him from doing so or it may be that his bladder is empty but he has the sensation of needing to urinate due to inflammation. An empty bladder is not a problem but a bladder obstruction is a big problem and can be life threatening. For this reason, the best suggestion I can make is to see a veterinarian and make sure he is not blocked. If he is then the obstruction has to be relieved with a catheter and the underlying cause addressed. Some dogs are prone to forming bladder stones which can block them or cause irritation so what breed is he? is he healthy otherwise? what testing was done at the vet when you took him in?