My 9 month old Chihuahua was fixed just before he turned 6 months old.
Unfortunately, he has still been getting "happy". But, that's not the main problem:
What happens is that it then gets stuck out of the sheath, and doesn't go back in unless I manually pull the sheath back.
I initially didn't do anything about it, since I thought over time he might stop getting "happy". That does not seem to be the case.
So I called the vet this week to ask if it's normal for it to get stuck outside (I've never had a dog before) he said it's not normal, but didn't have any idea what to do.
Has anyone ever encountered this?
I am worried he could get an infection if I don't come home for 4-5 hours to "fix it" I wonder if, like humans, he needs a partial circumcision to make the sheath less likely to get stuck in a rolled down position.
I have seen it sometimes in smaller dogs, and alot of times the dog has long hair and its getting stuck inside the sheath. Try rolling back the sheath and apply a generous amount of Vaseline inside, and then pull it down. Take away the objects the dog is humping. Humping is not directly related to sex, its more prone to dogs that are a little on the unsure side(low confidence). Kind of like a kid that is trying to impress). Boosting their confidence through basic training is recommended(With positive reinforcement). A good daily structure is also recommended to keep him busy, for example long walks, training sessions, kongs, chews,fetch, quiet time etc.
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I knew I had seen this question asked on here, so I searched a bit and found this thread....
ltlgo was a member (gone now, perhaps) and here was their post about it: The ring things on their Pen#s is what causes the "ties" when mating. The females vulva clamps around this. That is also why they seem to be stuck...backwards. A concern for your male becoming excited, and not going back in would be that sometimes hair can become trapped between the pen#s and sheath as it goes back in, and it serves as a constriction like a rubber band around the pen#s. If left to long like that, it can actually cut off blood flow and cause permanent damage. A cool cloth under the scrotum helps, and if necessary, you can help with lubricant and holding the sheath. from this thread: http://www.terrificpets.com/forum/18157.asp
The reason I searched for it was that I remembered it could actually be dangerous if it lasted a while, and like dried out, or the blood flow stopped. So while it appears normal to happen once in a while, keep an eye on it. You don't want "it" getting hurt.
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Yes the vet can do a little snip to enlarge the opening. It can be very serious if it gets stuck out. It can pick up bits of dirt or hair that can cause a serious infection. It can also become dried out-also serious.