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can you pull dogs apart that are mating

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can you harm the dogs by pulling them apart while mating?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Vet help replied 10 years ago.
This can cause SERIOUS INJURY to the female. When the male is fully erect, the bulbis glandis enlarges- this looks like two little ping-pong balls on either of his penis. The bulbis glandis allows him to get a better "lock" within the vaginal wall of the female. The male will usually try to dismount from the female when he's "had his fill", but will be unable to because the bulbis glandis is holding him in place. So instead they end up standing "butt to butt" (it's called a tie), until he loses his erection and they are able to separate.
So you can see, forcing them to separate when the bulbis glandis is inside the female can cause serious trauma to the vaginal walls. If the dogs were forced apart and the female seems painful, if you see excessive bleeding or bright red blood (discharge from a heat cycle is a diluted blood), get her into a veterinarian to be checked out IMMEDIATELY!