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I have a 3 yr old half maltese half chihuahua. Patches (my dog) has a "hump bear" who hes been humping on for a very long time but never did i see what i seen today.patches was humping his hump bear for a very long time & when he finally stopped hes penis was erected & looked very swollen it took a couple of mins for it to go back but not completely.what does that mean & is that normal for a neutered dog.please help me

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Yes it's normal but really gross. I don't know why dogs do this any more than any other veterinary medical professional but they do.

It is normal, but you might want to have your doctor check and make sure that he doesn't have a retained testicle that could be causing this behavior.

If you owned him when he was neutered then contact the vet that did the surgery and ask if there was a retained testicle and if they were both removed.

The only other thing you can do is get rid of this "bear" so that he will stop doing this.  

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PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING TO ME: I am NOT a vet and do NOT diagnose diseases. That is only for a licensed Veterinarian to do. I will give you suggestions and steer you toward calling your vet for help. You can call the vet's office and talk to the technician there or the vet at times. Don't be afraid to call them! If you have a serious issue with your pet please post it to one of the veterinarians in here- I will tell you the same thing in my answer. IF your pet is injured or in an emergency situation, CALL YOUR VET- Do not wait and post in here. Just call the vet's office and get them in to see the vet right away. Critical treatment time is lost if you seek answers here when you should have your precious pet at the vets!! Don't sit at home waiting for an answer when your pet is critically ill or injured!! I can answer most questions about small animal and wildlife care as well as small animal nutrition. I can also answer questions about all phases of dental care for small animals. I DO NOT answer questions about birds (unless it is wildlife or songbirds) or HAMSTERS/GERBILS/CHINS/GUINEA PIGS/REPTILES/FROGS/RABBITS/PET BIRDS OF ANY KIND so please submit these questions to the appropriate sections. I, as well as other experts in here, do NOT do homework questions- that is for YOU to do! Please respect these rules for all of us. Thanks!

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I have over 35 years experience in the field of veterinary medicine. I specialized in small animals and did wildlife rehab for over 25 years, mostly raptors, squirrels and opossums. I am a Small Animal Nutritional Consultant with 6 certificates from Hills Pet Foods, CNM and Purina. I also specialized in Small Animal Dentistry which is a field I truly love.

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Licensed with California and Oregon, RVT and CVT. Certified Veterinary Dental Technician Have over 550 logged hours of Continuing Education Credits(that means I keep up to date!).

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