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Old 09-30-2009, 06:48 PM
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Sounds like an annal gland problem, if so it's a easy fix.

Good luck at the vets, let us know how it goes.

Being pregnant I probably would let my vet check it out too instead of doing it myself.....although as a groomer I have no problems with doing it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:40 AM
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I had one of my dog's glands done by the vet last year. I thought he needed it done again, but there wasn't much of anything there. The vet said it looked more like allergies. This dog gets seasonal allergies. I have to give him Benedryl when it's really bothering him and it helps. I'd check with your vet to see if it's allergies.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:59 AM
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Sounds like we'll definitely have to take a trip to the vet, this obviously isn't something I can take care of myself

Poor pup isn't going to be happy!

Thanks for the replies
If it's anal glands, you can do that yourself once someone shows you.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:12 PM
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She's completely stopped doing it, so I cancelled the vet appointment for now and will keep an eye on her.

I also followed her outside yesterday to get a closer look at her poop, and it was very healthy looking. I didn't mush through it, but it was solid and I saw no signs of worms. If it was an anal gland problem is it possible she managed to fix it herself from the butt rubbing or from just pooping it out?
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:37 PM
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Yeah, the BM usually expresses the anal glands, so it's possible she fixed it herself.

If she continues scooting, you could take a fecal sample in to the vet and they can test it for worms. Even if they don't actually see any worms in the sample, I believe they can put it under a microscope and check for eggs and such that indicate that there are worms.

I worked with a dog recently who was scooting, and we never got around to taking a fecal sample to the vet. He stopped scooting, and a few days later we finally noticed tapeworms. So keep your eyes open anyway.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:59 PM
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does the dog drags her butts across the floor? my dogs does that all the time. i find it pretty funny
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:26 AM
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does the dog drags her butts across the floor? my dogs does that all the time. i find it pretty funny
Yeah, like people in this thread already said it's usually a symptom of the anal glands being expressed and that they need to be emptied, or worms.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:14 AM
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Could also be a piece of hair which isn't digested...we have long hair here and occasionally Pepper or Mary seem to swallow a piece which causes problems on the other end. Tape worms can also cause an itchy anus.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:36 AM
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Could also be a piece of hair which isn't digested...we have long hair here and occasionally Pepper or Mary seem to swallow a piece which causes problems on the other end. Tape worms can also cause an itchy anus.
"Itchy anus" would be a great band name.

Re: anal glands, a good poop can also express the glands. A good poop can cure a lot. Sometimes one of my dogs gets that rusty, fishy anal gland smell, and after he goes to the bathroom, all is well again.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:25 AM
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My neighbor had a dog with a very swollen and angry looking anal problem. I put him in the tub (and yes i did bleach the heck out of it afterwards) and after getting him to calm down i got him to back up to the warm water from the faucet. ONce he realized it actually felt good he stood still and i slowly titrated up the temp. Stayed there until the hotwater tank emptied (about 10-15) minutes. I FInished his bath and dried him up and sent him home. THe next day when I saw him outside i stopped to see how he was doing and was amazed, problem was gone.
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