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We had girl pups before our poodle experience. I liked having girls pups because I have never been thrilled with the red rocket or lipstick or whatever you want to call it. But I did like the easier recovery time promised with a neuter over a spay and Blueberry is such a sweet little boy. But, yuck, recently the euphemism is always out. Took him to the vet and she said it may be caused by the position of his undescended testicle. She advised lube and, um, just putting it back in with a follow up next week. We may have to schedule neuter soon or look at other surgical options if it doesn't start improving. In the meantime, this is one dog task I am really not enjoying.

It's probably good there is pandemic and I am home all the time. I can't imagine saying to the dog walker, do you mind molesting the dog a little bit?
 

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Lol it happens! I don't know that it has anything to do with the failed testicle though. Our family's neutered chihuahua had it frequently once he was older. Misha gets it occasionally but it typically corrects itself. In my experience it happens if it dries out a bit while extended and then the skin will stick when it retracts so it doesn't go in properly. Misha went through a gross hormonal teen stage where it happened more often, but they do outgrow it and things settle down. So I would not worry too much. There are much worse things that go on during puberty!

I would just use a bit of coconut oil to add lubrication and it should be fine.
 

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I'm so glad you're keeping your sense of humor, lol. This too shall pass!
 

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There's a notorious episode of Southpark where the 5th graders taught the boys how to milk the dog. You might laugh if it's in alignment with your sense of humor. I'll link a clip of it in the spoiler below--

 

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Happens to Remo occasionally. Usually some excess fur around the opening of the sheath gets drawn in and stops the full retraction. Now when I notice it, if it doesn't fix itself after a walk or non-fetching, I tell him to show me his dingus and he obligingly lays on his side for me to add some warm water and maneuver the sheath so it's back to normal. It's a bit like a Chinese Finger Puzzle.
 

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Ran into our vet on our morning walk and she said normally undescended testicle wouldn’t \ affect this issue but it seems to be specifically where this one is located. Anyway, she said just stay diligent for now. Really hoping this sorts itself out soon.
 

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Oh dear, that does sound like quite the sense of humor requiring issue! We have 2 male dogs and I am very relieved to say we have never had to deal with that, but we do see lipstick display from both of them on occasion. Generally if I see it peaking out I tell the dog to do something and the distraction puts it away.
 

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There's a notorious episode of Southpark where the 5th graders taught the boys how to milk the dog. You might laugh if it's in alignment with your sense of humor. I'll link a clip of it in the spoiler below--

will have to watch this one while the kids are not around....
 

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Boo. Back from the vet and she is concerned. Going try to “handle” things for a few weeks and then consult a specialist.
 

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It's really hard to find an upside to this obstacle, but at least you have a plan.
 

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Boo. Back from the vet and she is concerned. Going try to “handle” things for a few weeks and then consult a specialist.
That stinks. :( Hoping that a little more maturity brings a miracle and the specialist isn’t necessary. Peggy had puppy vaginitis which wasn’t much fun either, but it spontaneously resolved when her vulva finished developing.
 

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Update: we saw a specialist who says he think the position of the undescended testicle is affecting the problem. He could do a different surgery but recommends we try neutering as a less invasive option. It is a little sooner than I'd planned on it but I think we are going to go for it.
 
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