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My unneutered Shih Tzu has an inflamed penis and red ...

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My unneutered Shih Tzu has an inflamed penis and red testicles. When the penis actually comes out it looks like a dark red ball is the tip. What is wrong here?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Courtney Carroll, DVM replied 10 years ago.
Hi! This sounds like it could very well be a prolapsed urethra, which can be quite serious. It is impossible to say for sure without looking, but if that is the case, a veterinarian will need to reduce the prolape under sedation (painful) and place a suture to keep it in place. This sometimes happens in intact males. You definately need to get him to a vet ASAP.