breed

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.

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

Was this helpful?


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.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

Was this helpful?


Related Questions

Related Articles


Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Hyperadrenocorticism in Dogs The endocrine system is the collective system of organs that control hormones in the body, one of which is the cortisone hormone, responsible for protein and carbohydrate metabolism in the body....

Read More
Parvo in Dogs

Canine Parvovirus Infection in Dogs The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs. The virus manifests itself in two different forms. The more common form is the intestinal form,...

Read More

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.

Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.

User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.

petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.

Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.

Continue Reading