Hello everyone, Wanted to get some advice from people who have difficulty taking their dogs to the vet. We have a rescued staffordshire bullterrier, that we adopted 5 years ago. He is the most sweetest dog I've ever had - mind you I've had yorkshire terriers, a schnauzer and mix bichon frise/poodle, and they weren't as sweet. Our Staffy is PETRIFIED of the vet and we don't know why. He will gladly go into the clinic, cry a bit but still wag his tail and kisses everyone that greets him. When we first adopted him, he was fine with the vet at the rescue centre. I have a feeling that it all started when we took him to a local vet where he needed a massive operation because a bone tore his intestine. A second operation occurred when he ate rat poison that was in the park. I also have a gut feeling that not only did the operation traumatize him, but also the staff because he wasn't terrified of vets/vet staff touching him. We recently brought him to the vet because we think he has a problem with his anal sac - there is blood when he poops and he licks his bum a lot. This is our 3rd time trying to get him checked out but this time it was WORSE because he bit 3 staff who were trying to sedate him - take note, he has NEVER bitten anyone before. He was really scared and anxious and his body language really showed it, even when given sedation pill an hour before his appointment. The last time he was sedated, the staff had to tie him to a rail and come from behind. According to my mom, it wasn't a pleasing to watch. On the other hand, we've been also tried to muzzle him but when we successfully muzzled him, he will not stop shaking his head and tries to take it off with his paws. At this point, we are really struggling and I don't want to not get him checked out because maybe there's a chance something bad might happen. Like any dog lover, I really love and care for him and I don't want anything bad to happen to him. Any advice would be grateful! P.S I know there is a lot discrimination about this breed or any type of bull terrier breeds, if you have nothing good to say about the breed, I'm asking nicely for you to not comment.