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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Small drop of blood from penis, smokie he's five, smokie, he

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small drop of blood from penis
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: smokie he's five
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: smokie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about smokie?
Customer: he isn't fixed but in good health just started where r u
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Smokie. That tiny drop of blood usually indicates acute prostatitis in the intact male. Less commonly, he's passing a stone or his penis has been traumatized. Castration and an antibiotic that penetrates well into his prostate such as trimethoprim/sulfa or enrofloxacin will be prescribed by his vet. If we don't castrate these dogs, antibiotic therapy is quite protracted and even then, relapses are common.

Please have his vet rectally palpate Smokie's prostate to see if it's painful, inflamed, and/or irregularly shaped. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.