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bethgonzalez

bleeding from penis

My 2-3 year old Pedigree Rottweiler (uncastrated) has just been bleeding a few drops from his penis. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be? I have done some research on the internet and some of the things it mentions is prostrate problems, infections, injury (doesnt appear to have injured it) and bleeding disorders. Do not know what to do. It appears to have stopped however he is has been a bit lathargic today and his nose has been running a bit and his nose is warmer than usual. We have only had him a week. We have changed his diet as he was on canned food combined with pasta/rice. We were advised to put him on only dry food which we have been buying from Pets At Home feeding him around 700g a day as he is a big dog weighing around 60-70kg. He is kept indoors. Any advise valued.

19/12/07

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stuart stuart

The amount of blood and when it is passed is likely to be significant here.
First you need to determine if his urine is red or if the bellding is asscoiated with urination or not.
Take a peice of white kitchen roll and a jam jar with you when you take him out for a pee. he will get used to you collecting his urine and so will the neighbours (eventually). Collect some urine preferably mid stream and observe the colour and get it tested by your vet.
Gently blot dab and gently 'milk' his prepuce after he has had a pee and again when you get home.
Gently extrude his penis and look carefully for any injury or bleeding from the urethral orifice (urine tube) which exits just below the head of his penis. Bleeding from the prepuce but not from the urethra indicates an injury or inflamation of the penis.
Any bleeding from the urethra or blood in the urine (even if not visible should be investigated as soon as possible. Prostatic problems are among the differential diagnosis along with cystitis urinary calculi and nephritis (inflamation of the kidney).
Good luck. Please let us know what is found.
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20/12/07

Chicco Chicco

I would be interested to know where you got your boy from, and if a family home then they might be able to give you some idea of his history. The fact that you say he's 2-3 tells us that you are not sure of his age, however you state that he is pedigree which means that someone has his paperwork.
It might just help you to know his history.
I would assume he has not come from a breed rescue as we castrate before rehoming.
If you have any questions regarding your lovely boy over the coming months (other than vetinary) then please share them with us on www.rottweilersonline.co.uk. A really friendly site with some very knowledgable people.
Hope you don't mind me advertising the site Stuart.

20/12/07

Chicco Chicco

Can I also say then watch his weight. The largest rottie I saw that was not "overweight" was 65 kgs, and if your boy is 2-3 then he still has some chest development to do.
I have had rotties for 20 years and have access to virtually a 100 at any one time via the society I am secretary of and the rescue etc I deal with.
So please trust me on this one, make sure you can see a "waist" on him, and please keep his weight minimal.

20/12/07

bethgonzalez

Hi there guys many thanks for getting back to me with great advise, really appreciate it. Bear seems better today and has stopped bleeding and seems quite upbeat today.
Did not want to take any risks however so I took him to a local vet where I was horrified with what I was seeing. The vet was clearly in a mood at the time, very heavy handed, and old-fashioned in his approach and ended up hitting Bear twice very hard consequetively on his face for not doing anything just groaning a bit as he does not like vets! ( sorry stuart! ) Think he may have had a bad experience with one before.Was furious and upset and took him straight out of there and I am going to report him to the Veterinary Association. So for our first visit to a vets it was not very successful :(

20/12/07

bethgonzalez

Taking him to another one tomorrow recommended by Pets At Home and have already paid them a visit to weigh him (btw the previous owner got his weight wrong he is actually 48kg although a few people in town who are experienced with rotties have said that he could do with putting a bit of weight on as his ribs are showing very slightly and can be felt) Do you think feeding him more than I should have recently could have caused this problem? With regards to his age the previous owner said he was closer to 3 yo and said that she had his vets papers/pedigree which she said she would send this week. As yet have not arrived but I am confident they will arrive shortly.
In regards to feeding, what dry food would you recommend and how much of it? At the moment I am buying Pets At Home

20/12/07

bethgonzalez

dry complete food which I have been told is a cheaper version of Science Plan. Feeding him two meals of 270g, 545g per day, one in morning after exercise and one in early evening after exercise mixed with some warm water. Does that seem ok or should I be feeding him bit more until he puts bit of weight on?
Any further advise you can offer would be really valued. Chicco- I love your site and will be registering shortly! Fingers crossed tomorrow with vet! Will keep you posted! Hope to hear from you soon, have nice christmas and new yr, regards, alicia

21/12/07

bethgonzalez

help just as i thought he was getting better, he has been dripping blood again in lounge, seems distressed groaning...really worried..please help me, are there any vet centres open now that anyone knows of, i am based in worcester.

21/12/07

stuart stuart

I am sure that there will be an emergency clinic or practices running their own 24 hour service not far from you. As he is distressed then you are quite justified in using this service and I encourage you to do so.
Please keep us updated.
Sorry to read about the problems with the vet you saw. I know only too well the stress of working long hours and running a practice and we can all have our off days. (not making excuses just stating facts). I can identify with the disquiet you feel and respectfully suggest that only if you feel animals are being at risk is there any benefit in pursing the matter. Generally speaking veterinary practices trade on their reputation through word of mouth and consequently the situation may be self limiting. It would be useful to voice your concerns to the Practice Principle or senior partner preferably in writing.
Feeding the right amount of food is never easy. Generally speaking the recomended amounts on the containers are way over the top. Do weigh him on a regular basis and listen to the advice of those with experience on the excellent site already recomended (no problem at all with the advertising Chicco. I will put a link on for you when I get some time LOL)
It is possible that his current problem will require some dietary modification anyhow.

21/12/07

stuart stuart

so do discuss it with the vets at the first available opportunity.

21/12/07

Chicco Chicco

What I should have first said to you bethgonzalez is thankyou and congratulations on taking on a rescue.

Regarding his weight - 48 kgs sounds more like it. Go by the look of him. You should feel his ribs (gently). If he then tailors in slightly in the waist without sinking in behind the ribs then you are about right.

The stress of changing home would have caused a little bit of weight loss, and you would need only to increase slightly each meal to see a difference in about three or four weeks.

As to what to feed - it is a minefield, and if you keep him on the same for now as they do not like change of food too often (not good on a rottie stomach), join the site and read everyone's views, then make an informed decision from there. Well done with him.

21/12/07

Chicco Chicco

Also REALLY sorry you had such a bad experience at the vets, and I would do as Stuart suggests and inform the practise first.

Let us know about the bleeding side of it, and sincerely hope it gets sorted.

21/12/07

Chicco Chicco

Is there any news on Bear.

28/12/07

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