- Bacterial infection
- Tumors and constriction of prepuce.
- Discharge from penis
- Licking of penis
- Loss of appetite
Diagnosis includes physical examination, urinalysis and blood tests. Treatment depends upon underlying cause like antibiotics for bacterial infection. So, it will be good to take your dog to vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.
This just happened to my de-sexed male mastiff cross who had an erection for 2 hours an was in pain, I had him in a warm shower which he didn't want to get out of for half an hour but it did nothing. I called the vet and he told me to massage it back in with clean hands and lubrication (KY jelly etc.) The vet also said if i can't get it back in straight away i would need to take him to the vet other wise if you leave it too long (3+ hours) he may have to have an amputation.
At first i had no idea what it was doing and it didn't seam to work but then i figured out you have to massage the firm skin at the very base of the penis too loosen it. He also had round ball type swelling at the base of the penis which i had to (gently!) massage back into the sheath, once this was done in slid back in on its own, he gave a slight yelp but seems fine now.
My dog usually hates me doing anything to him when he is in pain and would usually try to nip me, but it seemed he was relieved i was helping him, so I wouldn't worry if you have an aggressive dog.
Hope this helps someone else.
Thank you !! You guys saved us $300 and a trip to the vet. I have a 4 lb. Yorkie and noticed something irregular. He does get excited but not like this. The tip of the penis was rounded, bulged, and bright red. I gave him a bath 30 min later and found that it was not going down. Tried the cold water, warm water and sugar and nothing.... Then I read the last post. I grabbed some lubricant and gloves and started massaging the shaft of his penis there were bumps but kept on massaging it and in less than 5 min. The red came down.
Thanks for your help and input!