My dog is straining to poop and his anus is extended, red, swollen and is now bleeding. Could it be hemmeroids? He last bowel movement was Friday afternoon. His nose is wet and cold and other than the discomfort with his rear he is acting like himself. On walks he chases birds and is happy to greet visitors. I am not sure if I should take him to the emergency vet today (Easter) or wait until tomorrow morning and go to his regular vet. I did give him a glycerine suppository this morning and it only produced gas and very small amount of wet stool.
Type of Animal: Standard Schnauzer
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 6
Walks, glycerine suppository
Does your dog get bones, rawhides or people food?Is he an eater of non food objects (like toys or socks)?Has he been doing any vomiting or attempting to vomit?Is his belly hard to the touch, or soft?
He does get people food french fries, chicken skin, no bones or rawhides
No toys or sox
Has not thrown up but has eaten grass, is unusual
His belly feels normal
His hind end in swollen and hard to the touch
Thanks for answering my questions.
As much as I hate to say this....I do think that the best thing for him to be seen today at the emergency vet. I'm hoping that he's only got a simple case of constipation, but since the suppository didn't help, I can't help but think that there could be something more serious going on. Things like anal gland infections or even prolapsed rectums can cause the symptoms you're seeing, and since it's likely that he's in a bit of discomfort, I think having him seen today is better than waiting until tomorrow.
I hope it turns out to be nothing serious.
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