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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation First time male dog owner - G-rated

Spirit is 8 months old, intact. He woke up from a nap yesterday with a raging you-know-what. First time. He could barely walk, and he was in a state ... like he was uncomfortable and not sure what to do about it. He would not let me touch him. He was hunched up and clearly unsure about his situation.

I told him, Buddy, there's not much I can do for you. If you still have this in 4 hours, we'll go see the doctor.

So what can I expect here. Is this going to increase as he matures? Or will he become accustomed to it and less bothered? The incident lasted only a few minutes. He was really, really quite large

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I just thought they naturally knew what to do to get rid of the situation, all the males I have ever raised did.

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It is possible for the penis to become stuck outside the sheath. If it doesn't resolve on it's own within a few hours I would go to the vet. If you don't the penis can die. It does come out on it's own and typically resolves itself within a few minutes. Happens all the time.

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It happened again this evening. Lasted only a few minutes, he tried to sit and he couldn't.

This is normal?
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I should clarify that it does come out quite frequently when he's playing with something he really enjoys. He doesn't even notice it.

This is different. It seems to be at least somewhat disabling, either physically, or mentally it's very uncomfortable for him, or too noticeable. Or something like that. Totally different.
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I just thought they naturally knew what to do to get rid of the situation, all the males I have ever raised did.
What do they do to get rid of it?
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Well I squirt it with a squirt bottle.

I remember our Coda, the 1st time his "happened", and he was jumping around like he was trying to get away from it!!! LOL

Squirt bottles (esp. cold water) seem to get things under control real quickly.
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What do they do to get rid of it?
Well. I think peeing works?
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Well. I think peeing works?
LOL, I totally wouldn't know these things.
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This happened to my moms chihuahua! Poor buddy, he became like you said, almost like he was disabled! you could tell it was an awkward and hurting situation. his lasted for a few minutes and it went away on its own. like everyone else said, if its a long time, take him in. and I saw what you did there "4 or more hours" lol!
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