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My dog has a history of severe cardiomyopathy. She is on Vetmedin, enalapril and oasis. Yesterday she started throwing up a lot. She is also dragging her bottom. We gave her comppazine for the vomiting, it has stopped it. She is still hungry and looking for food...

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?

Question is.. The smell coning from her rectal area is mucoidal.. could that be a..swollen anal glands needing expression, or b. A sign of her gut shutting down

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

I do not think she ate anything unusual, and she is not lookingg any different than usual

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

Zoe is a 14 yo maltipoo

Veterinarian's Assistant: What else should I tell the Veterinarian?

She is of adequate weigh, is not dehydrated, and she looks a lot better than last night..but the smell remains

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Zoe

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear Zoe is having that strange smell. Normally we don't see gastrointestinal shut down as a consequence of heart disease. I think the problem might very well be that her anal glands are full or even infected. Is she having any diarrhea? Some diarrhea can be mucoid if it's caused by inflammation of the colon.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I made an appointment to get those expressed.. does she need antibiotics?
Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

It depends on whether they are infected or not. Your vet will be able to tell when they express the glands.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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