Smegma In Neutered Dogs

As dog owners, we’ve all experienced the grossest things imaginable for a pet owner. From diarrhea on the carpet, vomit on the couch, stinky anal glands, and more – we’ve all been there. But do you know how to clean dog smegma? Or do you have any idea what it is in the first place? In this post, I will delve into this grooming task together with all the basic facts you need to know.

But what exactly is dog smegma?

Smegma is a mixture of dead skin cells, oils and moisture. Combined, they make a useful lubricant during sexual intercourse. The colour of the discharge will completely depend on your dog’s biological make-up, but the shades can vary greatly from pooch to pooch. If you want to double check your dog’s smegma, take a look while he’s sleeping and take a note of how much discharge has collected and the colour — you might need to tell a vet later on.

How to clean dog smegma yourself

If a trip to the vets is off the cards and you’re happy that your dog’s smegma leaves no cause for concern, you may wish to clean off the excess discharge. In most cases your dog will take care of it themselves, so only do this if they need a helping hand.

  • Wet a plain cloth with water.
  • Use non-perfumed puppy wipes. Make sure they contain no harsh chemicals or other nasties that may sting.
  • If a little dry and crusty, use warm salty water on a clean cloth.
  • Using one of the above methods, push the sheath backwards to expose the penis, gently wiping to remove the smegma. If you have a female dog, pull back the vaginal folds and wipe clean.
  • Rinse the genitals in the bath, making sure no chemicals are left that may cause discomfort.
  • Use a new clean cloth and tap the area dry.
  • Does dog smegma go away after neuter?

    It virtually eliminates the gooey discharge that is usually found at the end of the penis of intact adult males. Neutering is also best for your dog’s behavior.


    Is it normal for a neutered dog to have discharge?

    One of the best ways to prevent smegma is to neuter your dog, as this will decrease the amount of discharge produced. You could also try looking for a supplement containing green tea, which has antibacterial properties that can stave off infection.

    Why is my dog producing so much smegma?

    A small amount of yellow-white or slightly green-tinged discharge from the end of the prepuce is also normal. If you notice changes to the coloration of your dog’s prepuce, penis, or preputial discharge, make an appointment with your veterinarian to rule out infections, injuries, and other conditions.

    Why does my dog have white stuff coming out of his weiner?

    What causes Smegma? Urethra problems – Tumors, trauma or stones. Bleeding disorders – Thrombocytopenia (a decreased platelet count) Allergies – some dogs produce smegma when they have issues with contact allergens, affecting the skin.