General information on Balanoposthitis
Balanoposthitis is an infection of the prepuce and head of the penis. Balanoposthitis is a common condition to affect male dogs and is more common in non-neutered dogs than in neutered dogs. Some of the causes of balanoposthitis are foreign objects caught around the sheath, injuries, infections, the herpesvirus, constriction of the prepuce opening, and cancer and other tumors. One of the most common cancers to cause balanoposthitis are transmissible tumors. These transmissible tumors are highly contagious.
Symptoms of Balanoposthitis
Some of the symptoms of balanoposthitis may be an excessive amount of yellow-green discharge or bloody discharge from the prepuce, foul odor from the genital area, abscess from the prepuce, excessive licking of the penis, inflammation of the prepuce, fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, pain (typically mild), and a loss of interest in breeding.
Treatments for Balanoposthitis
The treatment for balanoposthitis is typically antibiotics. Should the cause of the balanoposthitis be the herpesvirus, there is no absolute treatment available. Some other treatments of balanoposthitis include the removal of tumors, antiseptic solutions, and neutering the affected dog assuming that the dog has not yet been neutered.
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