Anal Gland Problem.
This is a good picture of what my
little dog had.
I never heard of anal gland problem but apparently its common in dogs.
Well this one seemed to swell over night and burst requiring a lot of painful surgery.
I have been nursing my dog ever since.
She was a very bad patient at the vets.
A real soldier gone to battle.
Came home scared and traumatized.
Her cage read "she bites".
She was never away from home, let alone
handled by strangers and then to wear that collar.....
I left her alone till the meds kicked in and her temperature dropped. She was so happy to come home.
When my husband came to get her she jumped out of the cage into his arms.
The vet smiled and my husband was so touched our dogs love him. I think this is the first time he has a connection with our dogs because they pester him to play and for food and he likes that.
Tanya seemed to like it by the door where it was cool.
Now she just looks to be hugged and loved.
I took that darn collar off and
she slept cheek to cheek with me all night.
What love birds we were. lol
When she tries going for her stitches I say no and she looks at me and sighs.
That's why I love this dog.
She is 8 years old maybe 9 now and she behaves like a human.
I would really hate to lose her.
When they tried to shave the area, she was not under.
I don't know if they even put her under.
Anyway they tore out a bit of fur which clung to the side of her body.
I cut it off when I saw the raw skin.
She really needs a bath now and I am trying to think how to do this without wetting her bum.
She goes to the bathroom easy enough although before she pooped, there was some blood .
I hope one of her stitches didn't break.
Last thing she needs is more trauma.
Every time she thinks some one is going to do something, she shakes.
She looks to me to hide and protect her more than ever now.
Now I'm the good guy :)
I don't go to the vet as I don't want to be seen as the bad guy.
I'm already the bad guy saying NO.
My son brought us a Shiranian pup to visit and"BABYSIT" and he was hopping non stop.
So much energy.
It took us a while to calm him down by feeding and giving water and taking out to pee.
Tanya was watching him to make sure he didn't get close. Beau sneaks in quietly, takes a look and goes outside the bedroom. He knows something is up
and is real lonely.
Dogs understand everything.
I still think Sichons are the best little dogs in the world after seeing that Shiranian so wiggly and hyper.lol
Our pup was never like that.These dogs do need a lot of affection and love.
It's not for nothing they call them little lion lap dogs. People are throwing away so many old dogs right now. People die and leave their dogs behind. If you go on kijiji
in your area you could probably get one for company or as an alert dog if anyone is around your house.
That's what I keep mine for. No surprises around here. This is why when I watch movies where burglars trip alarm systems, I say to myself, try that with a dog inside, esp one that can push a button for the police.
I hope the picture didn't freak you out. I just never saw anything like it.
If I had known, I would have taken her in the night before and maybe saved her and myself all this agony.
How do animals survive in the wild with this sort of thing happening to them?
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