Anal Glands

13 May

My dog is sick (I will refer to her as Little P). I noticed her acting funny the day I moved in with JJ. She was not her usual self. Her usual self is a ALWAYS happy and friendly dog. However, on Sunday, she was not wagging her tail, her head was hanging down and she kept licking her butt. On Monday morning before work, I was petting her and bumper her tail. She cried out in pain. I immediately called the vet and made an appointment.

At the vet’s, they emptied her anal glands. For those of you who don’t know what that is, they are small sacs inside of the butthole that release this smelly liquid when a dog goes #2. Yeah, sorry for being so graphic. However, it will probably only get worse from here on. You’ve been warned.

So the vet emptied her anal glands and she cried a lot while he did that. Then he gave her some antibiotics and an enima. She went to the bathroom before we left the vet’s office. She continued to go to the bathroom ALL NIGHT LONG. Im talking all night. I got hardly any sleep because she kept having to go outside. She is still licking herself every two seconds and now there is blood in her stool. I am taking her back to the vet today and JJ is coming with me. Hopefully I can even make it to tonight without throwing up. I have felt awful all day and I seriously just want to go home and sleep. Blah…..

UPDATE: They kept my little girl overnight so they could watch her closely. They think it may just be a bug or maybe even stress from the move. I am supposed to call this morning to see if I can pick her up. JJ left this morning and I am already missing him like crazy. I just can’t wait for everything to get back to normal! I will let you guys know how Little P is today.


4 Responses to “Anal Glands”

  1. el moco May 13, 2008 at 11:51 pm #

    holy mother of god. that sounds horrible. hope she makes it through ok……christ…..

  2. Gooseberried May 14, 2008 at 4:18 am #

    Aww! Poor doggie!

  3. Heather May 14, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    oh my gosh, cats have that same problem, and I KNOW what it smells like, so I am very very sorry! I hope there isn’t anything serious wrong.

  4. Aimee May 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    Poor baby! 😦 I hope she’s feeling better soon.

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