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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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I Have A Shi Tsu a year and half old. all was good until i

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i Have A Shi Tsu a year and half old. all was good until i took him on friday to groomer, to shave his hair, since he started to have lots of knots since he came back, he is shivering, won't sleep except on a cover, hides all the time, chase his tails jumps chasing his tail, he would sit a bit then suddenly start going in circle! he is never like that, he is a cute, very mellow dog something is not right can you help
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Buddy A year and half
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Buddy?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Has a vet examined him since this time?

Does his skin appear normal?

Is he eating and drinking well?

Are stools normal?

Any scooting behavior?

Any chewing or licking?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
skin normal.i chase him to eat but he eats well.he is hiding all the time he never did that before. his stool is normal. he is digging constantly to sit but doesn't's like this is not the dog i use to have. he is licking his behind all the time and chasing. he will sit for a bit then suddenly jumps... and is constantly shivering. it is like he is being traumatized suddenly.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

The behavior that he's exhibiting sounds like it's most likely linked to his anal glands. All suggest he's in some discomfort and unable to get comfortable enough to relax. It would be worthwhile to have his anal glands checked to be sure they were fully emptied when he was groomed. If not, they need to be emptied. There's also a risk that they could be inflamed, abscessed or impacted. If he were my dog, I would have this area examined by the skilled eyes of a veterinarian to determine the cause. Some groomers will also groom dogs without manually expressing the glands which increase the chance that they may cause problems for the pet in the future.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Checking in. How is Buddy doing?