Urethral Prolapse

Urethral Prolapse is caused when the tissue holding the urethra in place weakens and the urethra prolapses, or slips or protrudes from the dog’s penis. This only occurs in male dogs and usually occurs when the dog is young. The symptoms for a Urethral Prolapse are the dog licking his genital area, straining to urinate and a red mass protruding out of the penis. Treatment is surgery where the prolapsed urethra is removed and the opening is carefully sutured to prevent a narrowing of the opening.