Dog

Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog

My dog (2.5 y.o. female-spayed, German Shepherd) has had two

Customer Question
issues (I don't think are...
My dog (2.5 y.o. female-spayed, German Shepherd) has had two issues (I don't think are related but Im worried)... (1) Earlier this week she was having irritation around her anus. She was dragging her bottom and seemed uncomfortable. (She recently had her vet check-up and all her blood work and physical were normal. She also received her shots and dewormer) Vets office believed it was her anal glands and I took her in to have them emptied. Seemed to get better but still having slight issues here and there. (2) (Sorry this is gross) She ate a used tampon today around 3pm (it is now 11:30pm)... she seem(ed)(s) totally fine. Took her to the dog park and she ran around like normal. Ate when we got home and still wanted to play. (3) Brings us to now, I noticed today she peed repeatedly at the dog park. I didn't think anything of it as the pups like to mark etc. but she peed larger amounts inside twice (she pretty much never goes to the bathroom inside). I'm not sure if any of this is related. Im watching her now but Im honesty afraid to go to sleep in case something happens. What should I do about tampon? At all related to the urination? Is this the anal gland problem? Urine was clear (not too yellow).
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 55 minutes by:
4/26/2015
Dog Specialist: Joan, Vet Tech replied 2 years ago
Joan
Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 18,787
Experience: Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
Verified
Hello,
My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in canine health. The Expert requested is not on and I would like to assist you.
It seems you have several issues going on, let me address each. The first is the most concerning which is a Tampon. The can expand in the intestinal tract causing a blockage. This should addressed by a Vet asap. They will have to take an X ray to see where it is and if they feel it can pass safely. Please watch out for vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and lethargy which can all be signs of a problem. I would have her in asap to be seen.
Next issue is the urination, which could be another issue. We see the problem you described with urinary tract issues which can include an infection, crystals or stones. I suggest a Urine analaysis to evelauate the situation. The UTI can cause urgency, frequent urination and accidents where she does not urinate in the house. If it is a UTI, it may have been a resut of dragging heself on the floor and alloing bacteria to get in causing the UTI. You can give a little unsweetend cranberry juice or some cranberry extract capsules to help. The bacteria cannont live in an acidic environment, so the cranberry may offer some relief.
Last isse is the Anal glands. In my opinion the Vet's office should have been the one to do them. They need to be expressed inside and out. Many groomers only do the outside and not the inside glands. This can leave them still partially full and agravating the dog.
Please have her see the Vet asap for the ingestion of the Tampon as that is my biggest concern at this time.
If I have addressed all your concerns, please take a moment to rate me positive so I can be compensated for my time and answer.
Joan
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Joan, Vet Tech replied 2 years ago
Hello,
I wanted to check in on your German Shepard to be sure she is ok, since eating the Tampon. I hope the information supplied was helpful and she is doing well now.
Joan
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Ask Joan Your Own Question
Joan
Joan
Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 18,787
18,787 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Joan is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,028 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

18,787 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,971 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,063 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,891 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,290 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
My female pomerian age 3 ate combat max roach hate worried
My female pomerian age 3 ate combat max roach hate worried of toxication … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,063 satisfied customers
No food in 5 days no water in2 no potty in24 hours.
No food in 5 days no water in2 no potty in24 hours … read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
563 satisfied customers
I think he ate cat litter and has been puking and pooping
I think he ate cat litter and has been puking and pooping and looks like coffee grounds with rocks in it … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
SHE IS HAVING SEIZURES. ALABAMA SHE IS 8 OR 9. NO UPSET AND
SHE IS HAVING SEIZURES JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: ALABAMA SHE IS 8 OR 9 JA: Is there a… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
I have a 6.5-year-old Bullmastiff, and within the last 2-3
Hi, I have a 6.5-year-old Bullmastiff, and within the last 2-3 months, he has been very lethargic and slow. On walks he will walk maybe 100 yard and just stop. I had x-rays taken of his right shoulder… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
I think he has a cold and he goes thru these moments where
i think he has a cold and he goes thru these moments where he sounds like he is congested or trying to cough. idk what to do to help him either cough up the phylem or breathe better … read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
0 satisfied customers
My Italian greyhound cut his leg somehow while I was away
Hi my Italian greyhound cut his leg somehow while I was away from home and I was wondering what I can do to help ease pain until the morning if I don't have aspirin? … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
18,787 satisfied customers
Dingo looking mix. Only about 1 1/2 years old. House trained
Dingo looking mix. Only about 1 1/2 years old. House trained but has started urinating in the house. Often. In larger amounts than should be possible … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
We just found a large (1-2in) lump on our 5 year old St
Hi, we just found a large (1-2in) lump on our 5 year old St Bernard... what do you think it could be? We are a bit nervous. … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
174 satisfied customers
I have a 5 month puppy. About a week ago his eyes appeared
I have a 5 month puppy. About a week ago his eyes appeared to roll back. It seems you can see more white area white area from the bottom inner corner. Also he is squinting and keeping his eyes closed … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
She dry heaves several times a day doesn't whine she eats n
she dry heaves several times a day doesn't whine she eats n plays … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
My 9 year old Bichon mix dog has been sick and eating very
Hi - my 9 year old Bichon mix dog has been sick and eating very little over the past week. She's also been shivering. I took her to the vet who did a blood panel and he diagnosed her with liver diseas… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
Female (small ) border collie I am looking after just eaten
Female (small ) border collie I am looking after just eaten 2 Maltesers. … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
174 satisfied customers
My Dog was chewing on the bones to a dead raccoon that had
My Dog was chewing on the bones to a dead raccoon that had been dead for a day or two. My concern is not so much the bones, but the transmission of any disease. Is there something I should be doing ?… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,063 satisfied customers
I was taking care of a dog for a friend but he was sick the
I was taking care of a dog for a friend but he was sick the first fews days with a cold. The dog was 5months at the time and the owner had no insurance. So I gave the dog children's Tylenol for a few … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
My dogs eyes are cloudy gray noe and one of them now has
My dogs eyes are cloudy gray noe and one of them now has blood on the surface of her eye from her scratching and rubbing them. Also, these clear boogie like discharge is coming out of her eyes. What c… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
My dog ate yesterday 5 almonds she's 11 and a beagle. she's
my dog ate yesterday 5 almonds she's 11 and a beagle. she's been having diarea 2 days now … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
9 satisfied customers
Dog hatreds Dogs ear has reddish crystalline film in ear.
Dog hatreds Dogs ear has reddish crystalline film in ear … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,649 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x