Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Veterinary Questions
Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I Am sorry to hear about Jay Jay!
Can you tell me how long this issue with frequent sitting/sideways walking and dragging his bottom has been going on for?
And when he had his anal glands cleaned was it by a vet, or a groomer? Did them mention if they were very full or if the contents looked normal?
Has he had any changes in his diet in the past few months?
Is there any redness or irritation around his hind end?
So the things I worry about when I see a dog with the problems you are describing would include:
Unfortunately without seeing your pup, it is very hard for me to tell you which of these issues is going on, but I would say if it has been going on for a month, a return visit to your vet is warranted. I would want to check the anal sacs again to check the contents and to feel if they are inflammed. As I said, they may decide to treat for potential infection with an antibiotic, or may decide a short course of steroids would be a good idea to decrease inflammation and irritation. Or they may palpate the hind end and decide a course of pain medication for arthritis should be tried.
Please let me know if my response came through and if you have any additional questions!!! Thanks.