Dog Penis Health Guide: All Your Questions Answered

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What should you look for when checking your dog’s penis?

What is normal?

Smegma

Smell

If there’s a foul-smelling odor coming from your dog’s penis, this could be a sign of balanitis, which is an infection of the penis and prepuce.

Color

Grooming

Position

What signs could mean that your dog has a problem with their penis?

Smell

Discharge

Color

Licking, irritation, or excessive grooming

Paraphimosis can cause your dog pain and stop the blood flow, which can lead to cell death.

Position

When should you see a vet?

What are the treatment options?

Balanitis

Paraphimosis

So, how can you tell whether you need to be concerned about your dog’s penis?

FAQ

Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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