5 1/2 month old Maltese woke up with a red/swollen eye and penis
by Jenna Jones
(Chicago, IL, US)
My puppy is 5 1/2 months old and he has been getting all his shots. My husband and I began noticing 2 days ago that he had this horrid smell to himself like if he had not bathed in days. We take him on usual grooming appointments and has never smelled like that before. This morning he woke up with a red, swollen eye and we also noticed that his penis is very red and swollen as well. Could it be an allergic reaction to something?
Something else I might mention is that he's begun to lose a lot of his teeth and chews on many things. He threw up once last night, which looked like poop but was throw up. Also, ever since we got him we've noticed that when he drinks a lot of water he always seems to throw up the water.
Any suggestions/ideas to what this might be will be extremely helpful.
There seem to be several different symptoms here and I'm not really sure whether they're related to one problem/issue, or to several. Unfortunately I'm not a vet, so I can only give you my personal opinion and not a professional one, but I do suggest that you have your pup examined by your vet.
You mention an bad odor coming from your dog, and I'm wondering if perhaps he could have a yeast infection. Yeast infections of the skin can give off a distinct and unpleasant odor. dog allergies can also cause skin problems, ear infections and so on. In more severe cases or skin irritation/inflammation an odor may develop due to an infection.
The fact that his eye and penis are swollen makes me think that an infection is involved somehow. A generalized bacterial infection can cause swelling/redness in seeming un-related areas and this is possible. Also if he's vomiting etc., it could be that he's allergic to something in his food that is causing a reaction, or he could possibly have ingested something that upset his tummy.
As I said earlier, it's impossible for me to say whether all these things are related or not, or even what's at the root of the problem, but I strongly recommend a vet visit as you need to find out what's going on. I wish you the best of luck and hope your little guy is doing much better soon.
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