Post # 1
Hello All! I was juts wondering if you have ever had issues with your dog after his/her anal glands have been expressed. I have a mini dachshund and we took him to the vet yesterday becauase he wasnt being himself, and his bottom was irritating him. They did a stress test on his back, and that came out fine. They expressed his anal glands, and when they did that it seemed like it helped, he was almost back to his happy go lucky self. The doctor said he may be sore for a bit. So we brought him home, and he was acting like he was sore. We woke up this morning, and i picked him up to put him down on the floor off of our bed, and he whimpered almost like he was in pain. It seems like he may be consitpated as well, the doctor didnt think so last night. This morning i watched him and he tried to go, but nothing. Should the soreness still be affecting him? My vet is closed today, so we cant call them. Is this something i should be worried about now? Or just keep an eye on and call the vet on monday? Thank you so much for your inputs! 🙂
Post # 3
my old guy had lots of anal gland issues that required the expression of his anal glands frequently. The only time he experienced symptoms that sound like what you’re describing is when he had an infected anal gland – usually he had little or no symptoms following the expression. I didn’t bring him in and took a wait and see until the weekend was over approach and one of them ruptured, which I didn’t know could even happen! anyway it was painful and gross for him and I felt terrible for not realizing that it was such a problem! the rupture can cause larger problems (it didn’t with my guy – we put him on antibiotics straight away after the rupture) so I would say call a weekend vet if possible. If your guy has an infection it would need to be treated with antibiotics an best to start sooner to ward off a rupture. And I say this as a wait and see type owner. Good luck!
Post # 4
Than you so much! I called the vet yesterday, and they said to basically “wait and see”. I am going to call his regular vet Monday morning, its now sunday and he has had a decent bowl movement for the first time in the past couple days, but that that doesnt seem to help him to much so far. He doesnt seem like he is in any pain, just very uncomfortable, and i am not liking it at all! he is usually happy go lucky, but not right now, and i miss by baby boy! haha….i will keep you updated. again thank you very much! 🙂
Post # 5
@mrsw5711: What happened? How is your furbaby?
Post # 6
@mrsw5711 poor baby, how is he doing?
I have a dachshund mix and poor baby girl gets what we call ‘stink ass’ but our vet didn’t want to express her anal glands because they said it wasn’t necessary… of course she didn’t have to live with the stink ass smell.
We changed our dogs food to a higher fiber and better quality and she now doesn’t have stink ass as bad because she poops more regularly and doesn’t “try” as hard to push, it just comes out easier and her glands must express naturally. I even got her a antler for her size to chew instead of the bones with the middle treats because even those can make her stinky.
Have you tried a different food or treats to see if that helps the issue?
Post # 6
I did my small dogs anal glands 3 days ago, now he is not using back legs very well and is shaking and lays to one side. Do you think I bruised his rectum? or ruptured his anal gland? He had a normal Bridesmaid or Best Man lastnight but shook and i could tell it hurt. is this normal? I did push a little hard I am hoping its a bruise and not rupture. But from reading forumsI have noticed that small dogs have this behaviour after gland excreation. anybody have some advice?
Post # 8
Vet asap, and in the future leave the gland expression to ppl who are professionally trained so you don’t inadvertently injure your dog.
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