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Dog seems uncomfortable around the rear end. had anal sacs

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Dog seems uncomfortable around the rear end. had anal sacs expressed but she is still sitting down and trying to scoot but doesn't. Also licking her nose constantly when butt is uncomfortable
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. How long ago were her anal glands expressed?Any changes (ie sores, pimples, redness, inflammation, etc) around the rectum?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.
Hi again,I have not heard back from you but did want to leave my thoughts about your lass. Now to see these signs so soon after the glands were expressed does raise a few concerns. The main ones are that we may inflammation of the gland after having been so full (which would be sore and make her feel like the glands were still full) or that we have an anal gland infection (which could cause refilling quite quickly). With these in mind, the best option here would be to ring her vet and have them dispense antibiotics if they did express pus from her glands and most importantly a dog safe pain relief (ie Previcox, Rimadyl, Metacam, etc) . Or in the meantime, you can consider trying a low dose of buffered Aspirin (More Info/Dose @ As well, if she will allow you can, warm compress the area to help soothe her discomfort. Overall, these would be our main concerns for her glands continuing to cause her bother after expression. Therefore, we’d want her vet to dispense those aforementioned treatments or at least use supportive care for the short term to help her settle. Please take care,Dr. B. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. **Please rate my service afterwards, as this is the only way I am credited for helping you today. Thank you! : )

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