Why are my dog’s balls pink?
It’s just a question of shade. It doesn’t matter if your dog’s testicles are red or pink, the causes are the same. Maybe your dog has a lighter skin and when inflammation is present their scrotum appears pink rather than red.
Speaking of shades, if your dog’s balls look purple verging on black, it’s also a sign of an infection or injury. If they’re also swollen, you should see a vet.
On the other hand, pink spots are quite common on a puppy’s scrotum. There is no medical significance to it. The pink spots are caused by varying pigmentation levels and they will disappear once the puppy grows up.
What are the signs of testicular cancer in dogs?
Warning signs of testicular tumors include soft swellings in one or both testicles, a single enlarged testicle or asymmetric testicles, generalized scrotal enlargement, and infertility in the breeding stud.
What does it mean if my dog’s testicles are red and raw?
The scrotum is the pouch that houses your dog’s testicles or used to, if your pet was neutered.
The skin of the scrotum is very thin and hairless. It is also easily irritable.
As you may have noticed, licking his balls appears to be any dog’s favorite pastime.
It’s a pleasurable activity for him and, since they’re there, easily accessible, why not?
Excessive licking can make your dog’s scrotum red and raw.
If he’s been at it for the past hour what can you expect?
Try to examine the dog’s testicles for any sign of injury, such as scratch, puncture or insect bite.
Also, and this is very important, check for any swelling. If you see nothing of the kind, you probably have no reason to worry.
What you need to ask yourself is why is your dog licking himself so much. Besides, the obvious reason, that is.
Your dog’s sudden obsession with his nether parts can be a sign of boredom or of a psychological problem.
If your dog lacks mental stimulation, he will entertain himself as best he can.
You can easily cure him of his boredom by increasing the duration of his daily walks.
Take him to a doggy park and buy him some mentally-stimulating toys. Even a chew bone will relieve the boredom.
On the other hand, your dog might be suffering from anxiety or depression.
Dogs are not immune to such problems.
Try to find the causes of his psychological problems.
Have there been any changes in your household recently?
Did someone he was particularly attached to leave?
Is there a new baby in the house? Does your dog feel neglected?
If your dog is licking his balls red and raw just for fun, he could use some training.
Commands like ‘Leave it’ should be extended to leaving his balls alone.
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