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Scootchin' In The Snow


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Guest AGirlNamedMe

The last couple of days, Bella has been scootchin' her butt in the snow.

 

The first time was right after she pooped. Today, it was in the middle of a walk (she peed about five minutes earlier). Both times, she was merrily walking along and then practically trotted over to the snow, buried her bum and scooted just a couple of inches. No whining, no whimpering, just scoot and then on with our walk.

 

We've had her for about a month. Former racer. She was tested for worms before we adopted - all clear.

 

I've noticed that her fur sometimes looks matted around her bottom on either side of her tail. It is not currently like that, though (maybe because she' using the snow to clean her butt?).

 

Her poop has been mostly normal - sometimes a little more like pudding at the end of her poops.

 

I guess my question is - is this anything to be concerned about?

 

If she could read this, she would probably say, "Seriously. There is no dignity in being a doggy." :lol

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Guest adriahna

The first thing that comes to mind is that she might need to have her anal glands expressed. I'm sure someone here will have an opinion/experience on this...

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I also agree, it does sound like an anal gland issue. I would get her to the vet to have it checked out, it can be very uncomfortable for them but it is not a big deal to have it taken care of, you want to avoid them getting infected.

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Guest AGirlNamedMe

Anal glands.

Expressed.

 

Okie dokie.

:o

 

 

Did I mention Bella is my first dog?

:eek

 

 

Vet. I can do that. She has an appointment on Saturday for her first visit with a vet in our area. Does she need to be seen sooner? Is there something I should be doing for her?

 

Anal glands.

Expressed.

 

Poor Bella. Poor Bella's mommy daddy.

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Guest AGirlNamedMe

Well. Bella went to the vet today for her first well visit and it turns out that her scootchin' in the snow is related to hook worms.

 

They gave her meds right there (without asking us first...is that weird?) and said we don't need to do anything else as hook worms are intestinal only.

 

Based on the timing of it all, it either happened at the adoption kennel or from a neighborhood dog - and there is that yappy puggle next door whose owners rarely pick up the poop.

 

We'll take by another poo sample in a few months. Is there anything else we should be doing?

 

Edited for a typo ;)

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Hooks are hard to clear up. I would take a poop sample back for checking every month for several months. It took me forever to clear Danger of hooks.

 

Glad it wasn't butt juicing time either. That's a bonding experience! :lol :lol :lol

 

Butt juice time.

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