(Closed) Gross dog question…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Take her to the vet and see if they can express her anal glands – fluffy breeds tend to have more trouble with them!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Take her to the vet now.  Anal glands can burst, and the recovery is not pretty.  They can fix her now and prevent a lot of pain.  It is pretty common. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It sounds like swollen anal glands or her butt might be itchy from the scab and healing. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, unless her accidents are runny or she starts acting real uncomfortable and dragging her butt a lot. I know our dog, and my sister’s too, sometimes get a little stressed out when their routines are disrupted or new people are around for awhile and will have accidents. Is this the first time that she has been away and left her with someone else?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It can’t hurt to at least have her checked, because if something is wrong, 5 days is far too long to wait.  I am sounding pushy, but it is because my mom’s pug’s anal glands burst (from not having them expressed when needed) and the dog was is incredible pain for a while.  Please bring the dog to get checked out!!!!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You can’t really tell by looking.  They may look swollen, but even having three dogs doesn’t give me the ability to determine what is a normal-looking doggie bum.  🙂

 

I am glad you are taking her.  Dragging her but really is the main symptom. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I don’t think there is a way to visually see it-the glands are inside so you’d only be able to feel it if you stuck a finger in.  It was only like $15 bucks at my vet to have it done for my dog-so I think its worth it if you are concerned about it.  It makes them really uncomfortable if they are swollen.

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