Yes, you read correctly, my innocent little puppy Gus got himself horribly randy last night.
It started off so ‘innocently’. Gus took Ludo’s ‘girlfriend’ muff pup onto the bed, started caressing her slowly on the soft bed (humping like mad)
He got a little excited over something and *boom* there it was! In no time at all he found himself with a raging red erection.
Honestly, both Ash and I went into a bit of shock. Both of us had seen ‘happy boy lipsti cks’ before, but not the full Monty popsicle! My goodness. We both were giggling with laughter as Gus looked down upon himself with a look of awe and confusion on his face. I would of taken a photo – but it might have shocked people too much.
Just so you know the difference – A dog’s “lipstick” hanging out isn’t necessarily an erection. If he were having a true erection, it would be larger….more engorged, I guess you’d say. Just seeing the red rocket isn’t the same as seeing an erection. He just can’t keep in it his sheath.
Now we’re both pretty open and mature people – but seeing something that huge hanging out of my little baby puppy was actually almost offensively grotesque. I think it was when he started licking it that it fell into the ‘grotesque disturbing’ category.
Ash just hoped it wouldn’t get stuck ‘out’ as I’ve heard can happen. He had it for a good 5 minutes before it subsided as quickly as it started.
But it certainly left an impact upon us all. And we thought Ludo was the ‘bigger’ boy!
I decided to do some research into this occurrence, so that all those following in my tracks will know what to do if they DO happen to get themselves ‘stuck’ out.
Here is what I’ve found out:
Apparently, I’m not the only one to be face with this situation. If you want to have a seriously laugh, I highly can recommend reading this thread http://fhotd64476.yuku.com/topic/20692#.TmbVX46uVFs
“Mounting, thrusting (humping) and masturbation are normal behaviours (PHEW!) exhibited by most dogs. Dogs masturbate in various ways. They mount a
nd thrust against other animals, people and objects, such as wadded-up blankets, dog beds and toys. Sometimes, dogs just rub against people or objects (without mounting them), or they lick themselves.
Mounting is not uncommon in puppies, and it’s generally more of a dominant behaviour than a sexual one – especially if the puppy is less than 6 months old.”
OOPS, DA IT IS-
“The swelling of the bulbus glandis and a possible erection are normal and common occurrences in male puppies (I’d be worried if a female puppy got an erection… obviously). The bulbis glandis lies on either side of the penis sheath and swells with excitement. In a puppy about 3 months old it will be about the size of a small walnut. As the erection subsides the penis will return inside the sheath. No other care is normally needed.”
HOLY CRAP, WHAT SHOULD I DO????-
The below advice I luckily did NOT have to do, as the erection went down by itself. I sent the advice to Ashton so he would know what to do if it happened again, as he’s said ‘NOT IT!’… I said it could become the perfect family activity. He didn’t find my comment half as amusing as I did.
- Do not use ice in such a situation.
- Removing the stimulation should resolve the situation.
- It’s an indication that they need more EXERCISE.
- Apply plain KY jelly to keep the area moist (allow the penis to retract into the sheath)
- Apply a sugar water solution. Take a lot of sugar and dissolve in water. Use a wash cloth to saturate the area every 5-10 mins for about an hour.
- Give your boy a helping ‘hand”
If none of those works, keep the area moist with KY jelly until you can get him to a vet.
THANK Goodness we didn’t have to go through any of those options!