Brix’s pet mom thought he had cut his paw when she saw little spots of blood on the floor – but then saw blood in his urine!  She got really worried when she saw what looked like a “blister” on the tip of Brix’s penis and took him to the emergency clinic.  The team at OakVet Animal Specialty Hospital diagnosed a urethral prolapse – this happens in young male dogs that haven’t been neutered, in particular bulldog-type breeds.  Brix was also straining to urinate and crying out and so surgery was definitely necessary, but Brix’s pet mom didn’t have the funds.  SAGE Compassion for animals awarded the grant and Brix had surgery to remove the prolapse and a neuter to prevent recurrence.  Surgery was a success – Brix just didn’t like having to wear that plastic cone for 2 weeks!