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I have a one year old Springer birch who has

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.I have a one year old Springer birch who has been behaving strangely this evening. She is licking all surfaces, turning circles, biting her back feet, her rear legs have been twitching and she has been digging at the carpet. I called my vet who suggested blocked anal glands and advised I should keep an eye on her but I can find no evidence of swollen glands and would appreciate your opinion. The symptoms are not constant but enough to be noticeable. Many thanks for your comments

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
From your description, I am much more suspicious of abdominal discomfort than anal glad issues. Did she eat normally today? Have you seen any vomiting or diarrhea?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Thank you for your response. She has eaten normally today and although she does have a normally sensitive stomach there has been no vomiting or diarrhoea today. She seems to have settled down since my initial enquiry and is sleeping currently. however I do remain quite concerned about the out of the blue unusual behavour which I suspect can only be monitored for the time being. Being a fussy mummy most likely but with such a young animal and such a quick onset of unusual behaviour thought it would be best to check

Many thanks

Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
I'm glad that you did inquire. Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.