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It was inside the rectum & protruding a little. No smell.
No problem defecating but her droppings always seemed quite small.
Do you know what breed she might be?
German Shepherd & chow mix
It sounds to me like they checked TNT's anal glands and rectum, and it sounds to me like this might be an issue called perianal fistula. This can happen when a dog pushes too hard to get out a constipated fecal material, and this causes injury to the rectum that can take months (to years) to heal because it's in such a highly used part of the body. Additionally, certain breeds are more prone to these fistulas, and german shepherds are at the top of that list.
There's more information on them here:
Of course, it's hard to know if this is exactly what TNT has going on since I can't see her, but in my experience, it's one of those problems that can be hard to figure out, especially if the area is already healing and my not be as obvious as some other problems.
Is a colonoscopy necessary?
I'm going to ask about the fistula. The dog is now at the Vets office where they are doing tests.
Thank you -I hope you are right. I'd like to tell you the results.
By the way, I come here quite a lot and sometimes I would like to speak to the same Vet. Is that possible?
Thank you very much.
I'm patiently waiting for an answer from the VET here.
Thank you for caring. My dog had surgery for mild thrombocytopenia. She got a colonoscy with no abnormalities. A 1.5 cm polypoid rectal musocal mass was removed. I'm not sure if this is right or wrong - all I know is she is OK. I would have preferred less invasive things but............. I'm waiting for histopathology. I will tell you that if they found cancer I would NEVER put her through that. They had reasons your suggestions were not right for her & I understand that because you did not see her. I appreciate your help. I'll be back.
Lisa, how do I go about contacting you again. I do have more questions about my dog since the vet received the histopathology.