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Donna P., Veterinary Technician
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Experience:  Veterinary Technician with 15 years experience. Boston Terrier Breeder
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Is there a way to tell if my dog has been raped He came home

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Is there a way to tell if my dog has been raped? He came home friday night with a swollen rectum and tucking his tail between his legs, had waterery diarrhea when I wiped him with a paper towel. His back legs are very stiff and he has skin off of under neath his chin like something was tied around his nose.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Donna P. replied 8 years ago.


Veterinary medicine doesn't normally get into forensic type investigations - so most veterinarians would not know what to look for in a situation like this. There may be a simpler explanation - like simple digestive upset. But if you feel it is more I would contact local police, animal control, or humane society organizations that are responsible for investigating cases of animal cruelty. Sadly enough, they may have dealt with situations like this before - or know if there are similiar complaints from your area. It may be that there is no way to tell exactly what happened - unfortunately. I would just be patient with him and his current anxiety. Take him for leash walks only and offer lots of treats while outside.

Donna P.

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