Red penis head, Slightly Protruding

On arriving home from work I noticed that my dog's penis is slightly protruding and red on the tip - what should i do?

Editor Suggestion Red Protruding Dog Penis Head

While we don't know your specific case, we can offer some suggestions to discuss with your veterinarian.

What you're describing may be a case of "dog priapism" or a "red rocket," which is when a dog's penis becomes visible outside its protective sheath. This can be normal, especially if your dog is excited, but there are some potential concerns. Here's what you can do:

Stay calm and observe: Keep an eye on your dog and monitor the situation. In many cases, the penis will retract on its own within a short period of time.

Ensure cleanliness: Make sure the area is clean to prevent any infections. You can use a damp cloth to gently clean the exposed area, avoiding any harsh chemicals or fragrances.

Prevent licking: Keep your dog from excessively licking the area, as this can cause irritation and make the situation worse.

Keep your dog calm: Encourage your dog to relax, as excitement may prolong the issue. Provide a comfortable and quiet space for your dog to rest.

Consult your vet: If your dog's penis doesn't retract within an hour, if there is swelling, bleeding, discharge, or if your dog appears to be in pain, contact your veterinarian. They may need to examine your dog and provide appropriate treatment.

Remember, it's always best to consult with a veterinarian for any concerns about your pet's health.

Best to you and your dog,

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

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