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Q. I have a small poodle mix and his penis staya out of the sack all of the time.Please, advise what could be the problem.

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. Persistent paraphimosis is not a common problem in neutered dogs, but it can happen. As Dr, Elbeze has indicated the penis must be returned back into the prepuce, which sometimes must be done under anesthesia. As you've indicated, this is a chronic problem in your dog, so I'd suggest talking to a surgeon about techniques that can be performed on the prepuce, including narrowing the opening, to reduce the incidence of paraphimosis. Sometimes these are successful, and sometimes not. Occasionally with persistent recurrence penile amputation must be performed, and a procedure called a urethrostomy performed in order to create a new exit for urine from the body. This is clearly a procedure of last resort, however. I would speak to a veterinarian immediately about trying less invasive procedures first.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. Sometimes the penis get "stucked" in an erected situation. This can be very painful and uncomfortable and needs medical attention.

Bring your dog to the vet which will try to put the penis back in place, some medication might need to be given for this procedure.


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