HELP--My dog is dragging his rear!

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  1. Michael_K_Sr

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    For the last month or so, one of my dogs has started dragging his rear end on the floor with regularity. I'm pretty sure these sacs around the anus are causing him irritation, but have any dog owners here had the same problem? If so, did you do anything to stop it? I know my vet in the past has emptied the sacs, although I'm a little leery of doing this myself...mostly because I'm afraid of hurting the dog. He's never had a problem with this up until now. In addition to trying to get him feeling better, I'd feel much better myself to come home and not find any skid marks on the furniture slipcovers either. [​IMG]
     
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    ahh, the joys of pet ownership.
     
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    I think you're correct about being you dog's glands which need to be drained. All our dogs had that problem at one time or another. Don't fool around with it yourself, take him to a vet. It only takes a couple of minutes and if it turns out to be something else they can find out.
     
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    Not sure of the reasons but I recall reading that it's not something you should be doing yourself unless you know how. Have your vet do it. Some groomers will do it as well so you might want to go that route and get your dog pampered a little. [​IMG]

    -paul
     
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    I was actually under the impression that any good groomer drained their anal glands as part of grooming, guess I was wrong.
     
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    Many try, but few succeed. [​IMG]

    As a qualified animal health specialist, let me advise against trying this at home. More than likely you will not get the job done, the smell is beyond atrocious, and your dog probably won't like it.

    If your dog does like it, then you have a whole nuther set of problems.
     
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    it's times like those that you earn every penny you make Julian [​IMG]

    I love animals, but jesus, between dealing with the owners and stuff like that, no thanks.
    How's the intern front this year [​IMG]
     
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    And for the love of God, stop serving the family dinner on the floor! [​IMG]
     
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    Dog just has a case of IA (itchy anus). Everyone gets 'em.

    - Colton
     
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    Downright pitiful. I'm reduced to ogling the beer girl at the golf course. [​IMG]
     
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    Huh, I never knew you weren't supposed to squeeze the anal sacs at home. I've done it a few times on my pooch. no apparant harm, other than the horrible look in his eyes. Can I damage him (physically, as opposed to the psychological damage I have already inflicted upon him)?
     
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    Too much anal sac squeezing can lead to inflammation and infection, kinda like too much self-abuse.

    Oops.
     

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