>Last week a 16 week old Pointer pup presented to my clinic with a condition termed paraphimosis…which is a condition where a male dog has the inability to retract his penis into the preputial sheath or prepuce. I’ve only seen a handful of these dogs over the last 12 years. This was the worst one…minus the stallion that had this condition for several days before the owners called me, and the horse was euthanized due to the dead, necrotic tissue!
This puppy’s penis was so swollen and engorged to the size of a large man’s closed hand, and the sheath’s opening was the size of a quarter. Good thing I’m a equine vet because the first thing I sent my techs for was the C&H Pure Cane Sugar packets…they all looked at me as if I were crazy! Sugar has a hyperosmolar affect and can reduce edematous swelling of mucosal membranes! It took a few minutes, but we were able to replace the penis into the sheath, and I sutured a portion of it closed to prevent it from happening again. This puppy recovered very nicely and is back to normal thanks to C&H!
This photo was taken after the penis was replaced into the sheath. The before photo was too graphic to put on here (poor pup)! You can still see the swelling associated with it and note the two sutures at the tip of the sheath