Smegma discharge

I noticed Buddy has been having a small amount of pus (white/yellow) discharge from his penis. It's a drop or two. When I wiped it off it was there again in 5 minutes. He' neutered, about 11 months old and at times still get's a bit sexually excited. I don't know if it has anything to do with that but the discharge seems to be through out the day. When I Goggled it the name it's given mostly is Smegma. Some say it's normal even though he's neutered and some question if there's an infection. It's not swollen or red, he's energetic, appetite is great and does not seem to be in any discomfort. I do see him licking it now and then. I'm deciding if I should take him into the vet.

Houston

Funny you should ask..

Otis have what I believe is the same thing. He, however, is not neutered yet. He likes it sometimes, but is not bothered by it or any other symtoms either. How weird. I will have to google it as well..

Hope Buddy "feels" better, although it sounds like he is feeling well already..LOL.

Very normal… and would very suprised if there is an "infection".... seems to happen to male dogs from all breeds... The licking would be just their way of keeping clean.. I would not get very concern from it.....

Houston

Thanks for the info Tanza..we will see if it escalates from here..but I doubt it will.

Sounds like boys will be boys.

Rita Jean

@tanza:

Very normal… and would very suprised if there is an "infection".... seems to happen to male dogs from all breeds... The licking would be just their way of keeping clean.. I would not get very concern from it.....

Thanks Pat! He seems totally fine.

Now this is happening to Kipawa. He really doesn't seem to like it, so he cleans himself very frequently. Same thing as Dan said - Kipawa is eating well, is happy and healthy looking. I've made an appointment for the vet tomorrow, because I want to be sure everything is okay. Am I being overly concerned?

I wouldn't worry about it, it really is very normal neutered or not. It seems to come and go and some dogs seem to have this discharge more than others. Unless the area is red or the discharge is excessive (dripping) it is not likely a concern.
I have a dog that used to lay on the back of my sofa and leave little spots of it, a breeder friend visited one time and when the dog got down and there were little spots of white damp spots she laughed and said oh he leaves "pecker tracks" too. Luckily he doesn't use the furniture to wipe himself anymore, its hard to clean.
I would guess he is just being a boy.
Therese

This too happens to Oakley, he is seven months (yesterday 😉 ) and has yet to be neutered. I attribute it to boys being boys….let me know what your vet thinks so we all know. Good luck and thanks

All of this advise is a relief! Cody has the same thing now and again - even smaller amounts than a drop - more like the head of a pin size, but because he never seems bothered by it and it hasn't escalated, I figured i would just wait and see. Glad to see the feedback here that it's normal. I guess I figured it might be or I would have taken him to the vet. Being a girl myself, I sometimes find all of this boy dog stuff confounding! LOL!

@Therese:

I wouldn't worry about it, it really is very normal neutered or not. It seems to come and go and some dogs seem to have this discharge more than others. Unless the area is red or the discharge is excessive (dripping) it is not likely a concern.
I have a dog that used to lay on the back of my sofa and leave little spots of it, a breeder friend visited one time and when the dog got down and there were little spots of white damp spots she laughed and said oh he leaves "pecker tracks" too. Luckily he doesn't use the furniture to wipe himself anymore, its hard to clean.
I would guess he is just being a boy.
Therese

Therese, thanks so much… your comments have put me at ease. You know how much I love my boy, and if there is the slightest chance of a medical problem, it's a vet appointment for Kipawa! I'll cancel the appointment, and just keep an eye on it and make sure nothing changes. P.S. Cancelling the vet appointment also means I don't have to be spoken to regarding Kipawa still being intact. I wish we had a real basenji-savvy vet, but overall they are great - unfortunately they don't have the background breeders do regarding bone growth.

This is useful information for all of us.
Thanks for posting this!

Oh yet another reason to not own males, lol. Sorry guys, I am a horse person. I have to say having cleaned sheaths routinely, ick.

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