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I have a 13 and 1/2 year old dauschund and very recently she has started tucking her tail full time. She also moves it out to poop but only far enough to drop the poops).what is going on?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Mippers

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mippers?

She has had Cushing Syndrome and Diabetes for the last 2 years. She ihas been treated with Trilostane and Insulin.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question about Mippers. IN a situation where the tail is being carried / tucked in a manner that isn't as normal for that pet, the first thing I'm questioning is a possible anal gland issue. Could she be needing to have her anal glands expressed? The other possibility that can come up is some tail head / pelvic discomfort. They can have discomfort in this region and it can cause an abnormal tail position. What would be a very good thing to do at this time is to get her to your vet so they can check / express her anal glands. They can also during this do a rectal exam to see if there is any pain in that area or any masses.

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