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Lisa, Certified Vet Tech
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  AAS Vet Tech. Bully breed rehab & Behavior modification
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My dog doesn't want to go to the toilet and is licking s

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My dog doesn't want to go to the toilet and is licking his butt until it has bled a little
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is 5 and a half years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zander?
Customer: All his vacs are up to date and he hasn't eaten anything for about a day
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Lisa replied 3 months ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....

How long has Zander been doing this?

What breed of dog is he?

Do you know when the last time he defecated was?

Has he been doing any scooting of his butt on the ground?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I took him to the vet, as they opened before I got your reply- it was an problem with his anul gland
Expert:  Lisa replied 3 months ago.

That's sort of what I suspected it was going to be.

I'm happy to hear that Zander is going to be on the road to recovery.

In the could add a little canned pumpkin to his diet to help with the anal glands. The fiber in the canned pumpkin (just plain canned pumpkin, not the pumpkin pie filling) will help bulk up his stool, which will help express the anal glands naturally when he defecates.

I hope he's feeling better soon.