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.
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?
Why is my dog producing so much smegma?
Why does my dog have white stuff coming out of his weiner?