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My friend has a rescuse dog that east well goes to the

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My friend has a rescuse dog that east well goes to the bathroom ok but seems to be in pain in the groun area and crys what could be wrong
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 1 year ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

In order to supply you with an informed answer, it is necessary for me to collect some additional information from you. When I receive your response or reply, it will likely take me between 30-45 minutes to type up my reply if I am still online when I receive notice that you replied. I hope you can be patient.

Are the dog's feces firm or loose?

If loose, how long have they been loose?

Is there any odor around the rectum area?

Any swelling there?

Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

I was hoping to get a response back to my information requestion but don't want you to go without an answer.

Often when there is pain when a dog eliminates it is due to an anal gland issue or other issue in the rectal area. If it is when he urinates, then it might be due to a urinary tract infection or bladder stones or crystals.

The anal glands are 2 sacs on either side of the anus at about the 4' o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. Many smaller dogs have problems with the glands becoming full and becoming painful. This problem can usually be resolved by emptying out the glands. To empty them or express them, you will want to cover the area with a tissue and press your finger on the dog's anal glands with an upward motion. A foul smelling liquid should come out. If nothing comes out and your dog appears to be in pain, your friend should take him to the Vet. Your vet can do this easily, as he is experienced at it.

Excellent site on anal glands

A Perianal Adenoma is also a possibility. You can read about this here:

If the dog has ingested a foreign object, it might also cause discomfort as it moves through the dog's system leading do cries when eliminating.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.