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Experience:  Five years as a veterinarian working with man's best friend. Have worked with pets, hunting and herding dogs, hounds, and breeders.
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I have a 13-year-old half Maltese shit Sue female dog. What

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I have a 13-year-old half Maltese shit Sue female dog . What she's been doing is she'll jump up and go a few steps and then sit down and then I'm sensual do it again like something does better on behind . She'll lick her self she settles down and nacho do it again . And then she'll start digging at the couch or the bed wherever she's laying and just digging at it but she's trying to dig a big hole . I don't know what's wrong with her . She's been to the vet and I know she has some intestinal problems .
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 7 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. I'm sorry to hear about Sadie Ann's troubles. Has she had her anal glands checked recently? When the anal glands become full or impacted that can cause discomfort that causes animals to act a little 'jumpy'. They will also typically lick there anal area and sometimes even drag or scoot their hindend across the floor. If the glands are infected, there can be a bloody discharge periodically from the anus.

Full or impacted anal glands are treated by digitally expressing them, sometimes frequently. Some dogs have better luck keeping their anal glands cleaned with a little extra fiber in their diet. The fiber bulks up their bowel movements, allowing the dogs to express the anal glands themselves. I hope this helps, please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck!

Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 7 months ago.
Hi Debra,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Sadie Ann. How is everything going?