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What happened today is it for me...Chico will be going to the same vet that my cats go to from now on. I was a little concerned about Chico today so I called his vet and explained that he's not neutered, and his "male part" has been out now for a while. I told them that i'm no expert on canine anatomy, so I don't know what's going on. They told me I can either bring him in and he can get a steroid injection...or I can put neosporin on it! :shock: NEOSPORIN??? Isn't that an anti-bacterial med? I'm not putting that on my dogs hoo hoo. So, I just put him in the bathtub with warm water and he relaxed and now he's fine.

I brought Chico to the vet my cats go to because he needed his nails cut and that vet is closer than his. They were so wonderful with him. His vet just cut his nails in like 2 minuntes, this vet office took their time. They cut them, filed them, and got rid of all the sharp edges on them. When my cat Cinnamon got spayed at that vet, they took such good care of her. They treated her like a queen. They didn't even get upset with me when I was calling every 30 minutes asking about her. (She's my little girl, I was worried)

I just hope I'm doing the right thing...this vet my cats go to is very clean, the staff is nice, and they just adored Chico when i brought him there to get his nails cut.
 

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Sounds perfect I mean what more can u ask for a caring vet who respects you and your animals!!!!!!!!! :D
 

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Although I know Chico's problem was serious, when I read your post, I kept thinking of the movie where some people were trying to put sugar on a dog's unmentionables to make everything "go back home". Then I started giggling because, in the movie, much hilarity ensued.

That happened to Cooper once and the vet suggested warm sugarwater. Worked just fine, in case anyone wants to know.

I totally endorse your change of vets. Evidently, you are smarter than they are and that would concern me - that or they just wanted you to come in and pay the bill after treating him. I'd definitely switch and take my dog where my cat got the royal treatment. In fact, I did do that once. :)
 

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You definitely are doing the right thing. When I changed vets some time ago our now 17 year old cat who was having kidney problems improved markedly with their treatment and recommended change of diet. Plus they take a genuine interest in all our pets, and our vet is really caring.
 

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Ive heard of using a lubricant like vasilene or ky jelly can help it slip back in :?
 

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Vaseline and warm sugar water can help it? What causes this to happen? My husband said they probably meant to say vaseline instead of neosporin, but thats a BIG difference...imagine if i was the type of person who took the vets words as gospel and actually DID use neosporin! i'm just glad he's ok now, and i think i'm going to have him neutered so this doesn't happen again.
 

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Rachael Polachek said:
How come you were taking your cats to one vet and Chico to another? :?
The vet Chico was going to saw a lot of small dogs, especially Chi's, which made me feel more comfortable with them.
 

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Using Vaseline may cause bacteria build up should it get into the genitalia. Maybe they were speaking of the neosporin that has the antibiotic ingredients
 

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great

Thats great! It is so hard to find a reliable vet. Not to mention one that has expierience with toy breeds. I don't know about everyone else,, but there are not a lot of chihuahua's in my area, well at least no one i know has one and i haven't seen any, since we live on the shore everyone has a big water dogs, there are a lot of labs and retrievers, so the vet has more expierience with them,, and stuff (like advice for at home treatments) varies between breeds. . so i am very happy for you.. your baby is in good hands.. and when he is in the vets care you won't have to worry (as much) lol
 

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my vet works mostly with big dogs, really big dogs, newfoundlands and great pyrenees and such but he gets the biggest kick out of Marcus. He carefully weighs him before doing anything and he flatly refused to do his rabies shot before he was 6 months old and in general he babies him. His tech holds Marcus like a baby to clip his nails and cuddles him and lets him play in her long hair. They spoil him rotten and it's great so don't be put off by it being a big dog vet.
 

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Tinker said:
my vet works mostly with big dogs, really big dogs, newfoundlands and great pyrenees and such but he gets the biggest kick out of Marcus. He carefully weighs him before doing anything and he flatly refused to do his rabies shot before he was 6 months old and in general he babies him. His tech holds Marcus like a baby to clip his nails and cuddles him and lets him play in her long hair. They spoil him rotten and it's great so don't be put off by it being a big dog vet.
thats so great your vet is like that with Marcus. I'm just really paranoid and picky when it comes to choosing a vet for Chico. It's like finding a pediatrician for a child, you want the best no matter what...I should have just brought him to my cat's vet in the first place.
 

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Tucker is 18 months old and was neutered at 6 months of age. His "hoo hoo" had never been out, ever, until the other day. He got really over-excited when company came over, and it came out for a while, but went back in on its own. So I don't know if neutering will totally resolve this problem for you or not. :?
 

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i forgot to add, when i made the appt with the vet to have him neutered, they said that he is most likely doing it because he senses a female in heat somewhere. they told me they can sense this even if the dog is a mile away. my husband also told me tonight chico did this a while ago. i asked him why he didn't tell me, and my husband said "because, it's a guy thing. chico would be embarassed if i told you...it's more of a situation his daddy needs to handle." well, laa dee daa to him :lol:
 
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