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Posted : 11/15/2012 10:02:19 PM
Posted : 11/16/2012 1:58:35 AM
Relax! This is perfectly normal. There may be a female in the area who is in heat or maybe he just had a dream.
There are glands on the canine penis that swell when the male penetrates the female - and at other times as you saw. Those glands are the reason that one should never attempt to pull apart a tied male and female. The female can be very badly hurt if the glands have not gone down.
Many neutered dogs still have enough testosterone that they have the desire and the ability to tie with a female in heat. The guys are shooting blanks, but they don't know or care. <grin>
Posted : 11/16/2012 7:32:14 AM
Posted : 11/16/2012 4:30:59 PM
Of course, if the glands were to stay swollen, you would need to see a vet about a possible infection. Otherwise, he is just being a male dog.
Here is a vet's article that shows the location of the glands:http://www.askavetquestion.com/answer_np.php?id=1255-swelling-near-dogs-penis
The vet advises not looking for pictures on line:"I had trouble finding a picture of bulbourethral glands online. Sheesh...it's not safe to look for pictures like that online!"
You can try if you want. <grin> I looked and found a diagram (not a picture) about a quarter of the way down this page:http://www.pet-informed-veterinary-advice-online.com/male-dog-neutering.htmlIf you want to see other pictures, search for "canine bulbourethral glands" under Google Images. However, many of the pictures have nothing to do with dogs - makes me wonder how they classify pictures.
Posted : 11/16/2012 4:40:53 PM
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