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Joan, Vet Tech
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She has a little red around anus and complaining. She as

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She has a little red around anus and complaining.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: She as anus a little red and complain
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: A little red around anus.
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: Yes
JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: Peeing no poo this morning but not tonight.
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Storm and she is a 5 year old lab
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Storm?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joan replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years.

Have you had her anal glands done?

Does she seem to have hard stools?

Is she passing stool normally today?

Any swelilng around the anal opening?

Joan

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She had soft stool this morning. We change her food 3 weeks ago. She didn't want to eat this morning but hate afternoon and tonight.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She is lacking her butt hole very often.
Expert:  Joan replied 9 months ago.

Thank-you. Sounds like we may be dealing with an anal gland issues and they may need to be expressed. Dogs have interior and exterior anal glands and these are scent glands that aid with passing stool as well as marking territory. For this weekend use some warm compressed on the anal opening to help soothe. You can also use some plain Neosporin to aid with the redness. To help with stools you can add a tablespoon of Pure canned pumpkin, not pie filling to the food. This will help regulate the stools and make them easier to pass. I would have her into the Vet on Tuesday and have them express the glands. This should help resolve the problem. They should be done on a regular basis to be sure the do not abscess or rupture.

Anal Glands: http://www.marvistavet.com/anal-sacs.pml

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