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Old 05-17-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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I am taking Mika to the vet tomorrow but thought I would ask if anyone else's Yorkie has had this and if it is normal or does he have a problem. Mika loves humping his blanket and toy giraffe which is fine, needs must. What I am concerned about is the fact that the whole of his penis comes out including his little balls(Sorry). This really freaks me out. I have to put him in his crate to let him calm down but notice that even after an hour has gone by there is still a little bit of penis sticking out of his skin pouch. I find he is also sick afterwards. Is this normal in a Yorkie? Thanks any info would be very much appreciated.
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I am taking Mika to the vet tomorrow but thought I would ask if anyone else's Yorkie has had this and if it is normal or does he have a problem. Mika loves humping his blanket and toy giraffe which is fine, needs must. What I am concerned about is the fact that the whole of his penis comes out including his little balls(Sorry). This really freaks me out. I have to put him in his crate to let him calm down but notice that even after an hour has gone by there is still a little bit of penis sticking out of his skin pouch. I find he is also sick afterwards. Is this normal in a Yorkie? Thanks any info would be very much appreciated.
Most puppies hump, it's perfectly normal, Joey stopped about a month after he was neutered, it is related to the hormone testosterone. I never saw Joey's little lipstick, but I know it can be a problem if the lipstick doesn't want to go back in the tube, and can cause him pain. I think some members said they had to use a lotion like Vaseline, but this is something you might want to ask your vet about. Please don't let this freak you out, does he act like he's in pain or discomfort?
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I think more discomfort.
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Maybe this thread will help you. http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/sic...-lipstick.html. According to what I've read, you want to make sure that no hair is in the way to keep it from retracting.
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The last post on the thread is one of the most helpful.

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Yup - it can actually be pretty scary. My Marcel is small (3.4 lbs) but is packing HEAT - so when his heat gets stuck in the out position, it's tough to get it back in there. And I feel so terrible. We spritz w/ water, then we take a q-tip and coat it w/ vaseline and run the q-tip gently around the opening - sort of btwn where the penis should go back in and the penis itself (so the area becomes super slippery). We often have to re-coat the q-tip several times and run it around the area and sort of coax the skin around the tip.

I just hate it, not bc it grosses me out - but bc I'm sure it hurts my little guy, it's a very sensitive area and has so many nerves. I can't bring myself to sprinkle sugar on the area for some reason - I'm nervous about the sugar being pulled back into his body and I'm worried about it stinging - but I have heard the sugar works. Can anyone expand on this?
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I have seen males hump until they knot up like that. It is important that you put his penis back in place. Most likely the sheath has some hairs on the end that have rolled the skin under that is on the end of the sheath thus preventing the penis to be completely covered. You can gently unfold the skin that is at the end of the sheath until the penis is covered. If the penis is exposed for a long period of time it can swell and get very painful.
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personally i'd discourage it all together. if you see him humping something, distract him with something else that elicits another positive behavior. If his penis stays out of the prepuce for more then a few minutes get some lubricant (KY) and coat it. Then gently pull the prepuce back over it. its uncomfortable and sometimes painful for them if the penis stays out too long. it will dry out, then they might obsessively lick at it and cause other problems.
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chester will hump his bear and sometimes his lipstick does not go in all the way and the vet said to put vaseline on it and sometimes in can be the hair on their wee wee. H edoes not seem to be uncomfortable or anything
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personally i'd discourage it all together. if you see him humping something, distract him with something else that elicits another positive behavior.
I don't know about that, they are animals after all. Sex is totally natural for them so I would feel bad discouraging it.

Emmett does this too, NIKI1969UK. Your description sounds about like what Emmett's lipstick looks like when he is having party time with his stuffed animals. LOL. After he is done he just stands hunched over for about 10 minutes before he completely sheathes his lipstick. I don't think it hurts him, it just makes him tired.
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My daughter works for a vet and her Westie was having this problem ... and humping his toy had nothing to do with it! I can't recall if it was before or after he was neutered. Her boss told her to take a cup of warm water, add a couple tablespoons sugar, stir it up and pour it over his little hoo-hoo. It worked!!!! Not having experience with a little boy, you can imagine how mortified I was at 6AM when Jackson & Nonnie had their first walk of the morning! I will just say, those who didn't normally get up until 7 was definitely up at 6AM!!!
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I don't know about that, they are animals after all. Sex is totally natural for them so I would feel bad discouraging it.

Emmett does this too, NIKI1969UK. Your description sounds about like what Emmett's lipstick looks like when he is having party time with his stuffed animals. LOL. After he is done he just stands hunched over for about 10 minutes before he completely sheathes his lipstick. I don't think it hurts him, it just makes him tired.
LOL sounds like Jackson!
I agree- that's why I never discouraged it. Hey, as long as he's not humping people or other dogs, I'm fine w/ it. However, it's definitely stopped alot since his neuter about a month ago
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So my 5 month old Bailey got "excited" last night and it was about 45 minutes before it finally went back in completely! I called the emergency clinic and they said that he didn't need to be brought in if it stayed "put away" but to go get him looked at if the swelling didn't go down by this morning.
This morning he was still a little swollen so my girlfriend took him to the vet since he was going to be going this weekend anyway for his rabies shot. I couldn't believe the way our vet reacted. He talked to my gf(who is a registered nurse) like she was an idiot. He kept asking her if she had ever seen an erection before and was condescending as if we were wasting his time. He said "it isn't like it was out for 4 or 5 hours"! ! ! I couldn't believe it! Needless to say we won't be going back there and paraphimosis can be a serious issue. Little did he know that she has dealt with the same problem with male babies and older men.....skin acts like a tourniquet and cuts off blood flow which can kill the tissue and lead to amputation if not addressed!

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So my 5 month old Bailey got "excited" last night and it was about 45 minutes before it finally went back in completely! I called the emergency clinic and they said that he didn't need to be brought in if it stayed "put away" but to go get him looked at if the swelling didn't go down by this morning.
This morning he was still a little swollen so my girlfriend took him to the vet since he was going to be going this weekend anyway for his rabies shot. I couldn't believe the way our vet reacted. He talked to my gf(who is a registered nurse) like she was an idiot. He kept asking her if she had ever seen an erection before and was condescending as if we were wasting his time. He said "it isn't like it was out for 4 or 5 hours"! ! ! I couldn't believe it! Needless to say we won't be going back there and paraphimosis can be a serious issue. Little did he know that she has dealt with the same problem with male babies and older men.....skin acts like a tourniquet and cuts off blood flow which can kill the tissue and lead to amputation if not addressed!

Wow, I can't believe he acted that way, a client should always be made to feel like it's good to be cautious. I'm glad you're finding another vet, and it sounds like he's had the blood flow cut off from his brain!

To the original poster, how's the little guy doing, please give us an update.
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Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for all your input.

My Vet told me not to panic. He is young and can't really control his urges as well as an older dog. If there isnt any over swelling when this happens, then putting him somewhere quiet afterwards is good for him. If and when it happens again and if there is any over swelling or if it is taking longer to go back in than usual, then to give them a call.
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Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for all your input.

My Vet told me not to panic. He is young and can't really control his urges as well as an older dog. If there isnt any over swelling when this happens, then putting him somewhere quiet afterwards is good for him. If and when it happens again and if there is any over swelling or if it is taking longer to go back in than usual, then to give them a call.
Glad to hear everything's ok, it's so hard not to panic, when something goes wrong, I'm older and I should know better after raising two children, but I still tend to panic when I don't know how to help Joey!
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