Guest mtnbluebird Posted August 29, 2008 Share Posted August 29, 2008 So Folsom had an appointment at the vet yesterday because he's had diarrhea off and on for the past week. We've had him a little over 2 months and apparantly he had really badly impacted anal glands. Poor doggie screamed bloody murder when he had them expressed. I wanted to give him a cookie for being a good boy but to top it off the vet said no food for 24 hours. (He was so hungry last night I could hear his stomach growling from across the room, and he attempted to eat everything in the bedroom including my glasses case, the plant, and my PJs!) I asked the vet how the glands became impacted/what to do to prevent it but she didn't have concrete answers, saying that it just happens with some dogs and to look for signs like scooting. Well we walk Folsom (no enclosed yard) and he's never scooted. He does lick his "boy parts" often though ever since we've adopted him, so maybe he was trying to reach... Any insight from other owners who's hounds have this problem? How long does it take for them to fill? What signs other than scooting should we look for? I've heard a high fiber diet can help, he usually has nice firm stools on Canadae (the food we feed). Any advice is appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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