Last week, I had the privilege of examining a darling Beagle. She stood patiently on the table for me while I looked in her eyes, ears, mouth and listened to her heart. When I parted the lips of her vulva to look into her vagina, I encountered something unexpected. Please examine the picture below then answer the following questions: What condition does this dog have? What is the pink structure protruding through the vulva?
Diagnosis: Hermaphrodite with Os Clitoris
This girl is hermaphrodite which means she is actual a boy as well as a girl. The structure sticking out of her vulva is an os clitoris which translates as a bone clitoris. I think of it as a rudimentary penis. She also had testicles that were combined with ovaries in her abdomen. So she was spayed and neutered all at the same time!