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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by maizie0_0, Jun 24, 2010.


  1. maizie0_0

    maizie0_0 PetForums Member

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    Last night after Elsie had a poo she scooted on the grass and patio. Her bottom was clean, checked her poo, no worms and her poos are solid. Do you think she just had an itch?! :eek:
     
  2. pika

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    It may well just be an itch, but I'd keep an eye on her incase she starts doing it regularly!
     
  3. maizie0_0

    maizie0_0 PetForums Member

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    She is going for an operation tomorrow so might just mention it to the vet!
     
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    Ah sounds like a plan :thumbup:
     
  5. babycham2002

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    Could be blocked anal glands?
    The vet will check when you mention it
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  6. maizie0_0

    maizie0_0 PetForums Member

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    Not sure what blocked anal glands are. She is regular and poo firm. Does that not make a difference?
     
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    Holly does this sometimes.
     
  8. casandra

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    This usually means the anal glands need expressing. Many times, the glands express on their own when a dog has a really large, solid #2, so most owners don't notice dogs needing this procedure. The vet can do this for you, it is quite simple but extremely messy and UBER smelly.
     
  9. Colliepoodle

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    Yep, sounds like anal glands.

    As Casandra says, generally they get emptied as the dog has a poo but sometimes they need a little help.

    It is possible to do it yourself, but unless you enjoy having your finger up a dog's bumhole I'd get the vet to do it. Oh and yes - it stinks.
     
  10. delightfuldior

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    I thought I would dig out this thread as my lhasa Joey is scooting alot. I took him to the groomers last week and she emptied his anal glands which most deffo needed doing. He is up to date with worming and his poo seems OK. I have also made sure the fur around his bum is short so it dont itch and there is no poo so why is he gliding around on his bum on the laminate flooring??? Its funny to watch but I have ruled out all causes so what now???

    thanks
     
  11. momentofmadness

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    Oh my.. If it is a blocked Anal Gland and the vets is going to empty whilst you are there... Be sure to take a peg for your nose.. LOL Can be quite smelly...:scared:

    She could have just had an itchy bum though..lol Not like people dont get em.. hhaha
     
  12. Nellybelly

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    First thing that comes to mind with butt scooting is always anal glands. But this is not necessarily the case.
     
  13. mollymo

    mollymo Life is Golden

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    Just maybe that the glands were not emptied fully if he is still scooting..or he may have an infection thats irritating him...that can happen after glands have been emptied.
     
  14. delightfuldior

    delightfuldior PetForums Member

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    I will look this up.. but I guess an infection of the anal glands wouldnt have any symptoms? He has ben breaking wind alot and boy it is whiffy :scared:
    Best get him checked out.
    thanks
     
  15. haeveymolly

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    The vet gave molly an injection for the itching about 6 months ago and she has been fine since.
     
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