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Old 01-09-2008, 08:07 PM
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Hi, I have a 4yr old Great Dane, River he is an intacted male. I purchased him as a show dog and did show him back in Colorado. Since moving to FL I have not been active in the shows and he has never been used for stud. Due to his size, 170lbs and breed I am paranoid to have him sedated. However, recently he has been having blood dripping from his penis, 3 episodes within the past 12mos. And it just started again today, I have taken him to the vet each time before, same "results" they check the urine sample and tell me there is no blood in it but that he has a high white blood cell count and once they told me there was semen present. This last time I took him to get an ultrasound done as they are not able to reach his prostate the "usual" way for an exam. The result was that it was slightly enlarged but not abnormal. He was on antibiotics for 6 weeks and another urinalysis was done after the meds and all looked good except still a little high on the white blood cell count. I will be taking another sample in tomorrow of course but, was wondering if anyone had experienced this, has any other ideas or suggestions other than neutering? I am so afraid to loose him in surgery but just as afraid to loose him by not having surgery. I think you all know what I mean; Rock, me & River and Hard place. I have him on Vitamin C, Saw Palmetto (for prostate health), Milk Thistle (due to antibiotics), Innova Large breed dog food and sardines.

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Old 01-09-2008, 08:49 PM
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We had a male do this at this age and was prostate and he had to have the surgery.We was scared he was too heavy at 228 lbs but had to be done and he did fine.That was several years ago and hes still great.

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Have you been to one of Central Florida's reproductive vets? There are several within an hour's drive of you.

As for not finding blood in the tests, the next time it happens, see if you can get the blood on a Kleenex to take to the vet to show that it really is happening.

Prostate infections can get serious really fast with a giant breed, while the risks of surgery with a Dane-savvy vet are minimal. Is there a history in the pedigree of being poor surgical risks?

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Please call me or Fran and let's discuss this.
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I have a 6 year old male that I rescued 1 year and 3 months ago.
He just completed Heart worm treatments about 6 months ago and now I am seeing the little blood drops on my floor. I have two other dogs and could not figure out where the blood drops were coming from. Then I noticed one day that Sampson was dripping from his penis and it was red.
He got an antibiotic and it went away very quickly.
He still drips from time to time but it is clear. He is still in tact. If I take him in and get him fixed will this stop this issue and prevent it from happening again?
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I have a 6 year old male that I rescued 1 year and 3 months ago.
He just completed Heart worm treatments about 6 months ago and now I am seeing the little blood drops on my floor. I have two other dogs and could not figure out where the blood drops were coming from. Then I noticed one day that Sampson was dripping from his penis and it was red.
He got an antibiotic and it went away very quickly.
He still drips from time to time but it is clear. He is still in tact. If I take him in and get him fixed will this stop this issue and prevent it from happening again?
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Hi yes it will stop it.I had to fix my champion male because of constant blood from his penis.It has not happened again after nutering.
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sounds like prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Neutering will be the only thing to help correct this problem.
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I would speak to Leigh McBride in Wildwood, FL. She comes highly recommended by many of the show folks in Central Florida. She is about an 1-1.5 hrs north of you, straight up 75.
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I would speak to Leigh McBride in Wildwood, FL. She comes highly recommended by many of the show folks in Central Florida. She is about an 1-1.5 hrs north of you, straight up 75.
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Just a shot in the dark, especially if it turns out NOT to be prostate.
I had a friend who's male Lab dripped blood, actually peed blood, it turned out to be a kidney infection from dehydration.
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