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Joan, Vet Tech
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Experience:  Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
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My dog just got groomed and had s anal glands expressed. He

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My dog just got groomed and had his anal glands expressed. He seems to be in a lot of pain and discomfort. He's scooting a lot, hasn't pooped since we got home from the groomers, and yelps and screams a lot. Is there anything that can be done for his discomfort? He's digging a lot also.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Teddy, 2 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Teddy?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years.

The anal glands when expressed need to be done internally and externally. If the groomer did not do them properly is could cause discomfort. For this issue you can try some warm compresses on the anal area, followed by using some Neosporin. There may also be a razor burn if the groomer got to close. To make the dog more comfortable, I would give 1 mg of plain benedry per pound of body weight to see if it stops the digging and relaxes the dog. I would use a teaspoon full of canned pure Pumpkin, not pie filling to help regulate the stools as well as aiding the anal glands with the passing of stool.

I would see the Vet today and have him take a look at the anal glands to make sure all were done correctly or if they need to be done internally.