I absolutely agree with you. The licking and general discomfort are suggestive of anal gland disease. This is easily checked and easily treated if we diagnose anal gland problems.
The bruise is a different story. It could be from trauma, or it could be an indication of a clotting problem.
I recommend having him assessed again. I would start with a physical, check his anal glands, and look carefully for signs of bleeding
elsewhere. If we find additional evidence of a clotting problem, we should run a clotting panel as well.
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