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sorry that it is me again. :? i just seem to have so many issues. :roll: *feels bad*

my puppy. when i got him at 6 weeks he was dewormed. but he is randomly goes along on his butt??? which would indicate worms. but his poop seems ok.and i cant see anything around his bumhole. odd.he is due for his 2nd shots at 8 weeks will this solve it or do i need drops??? someoen told me it could be anal sacs?????. and that a proffesional groomer or whatever could show me how to express them.is that why he scoots along on his ass a bit.??? does anybody here know how to express them?? :shock: :shock: *feels worried for him all over again* :roll: :roll:
so sorry for asking all these questions i feel like im monopolising the board. :oops: :oops: :oops:
 

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I was curious about that myself, the expressing of the anal sacs. I heard on this forum that when they scoot like that it means their trying to do it themshelves.
 

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oh wow i didnt know that. is that good??? :?can there be other grain of rice looking stuff in his poop??. cos there is something that looks like grains of rice. but i dotn know if it was from the food he ate or really worms. will the deworming next week make them go away??? :shock: :shock:
 

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There are ALOT of old posts on this issue that covers your answers :wave:

grains of rice can mean worms, if your not feeding her rice then its probably worms
 

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A grain of rice looking thing on the feces or around the butt could be tapeworm which is caused my ingesting a infested flea. The vet can give you a pill to get rid of it.
 

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the scooting could be his anals are full, and it could also e itchy due to the worms. the vet will be able to give you meds to get rid of them. but don't be surprised if you see a lot more "things" in his poop when you start the meds.
 

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tinksplace said:
oh wow i didnt know that. is that good??? :?can there be other grain of rice looking stuff in his poop??. cos there is something that looks like grains of rice. but i dotn know if it was from the food he ate or really worms. will the deworming next week make them go away??? :shock: :shock:
that sounds like worms to me :? :?
i always check cosmo's and paris's poop too , because they are always kissing me on my mouth and i'm afraid of getting a worm infection myself :shock:

kisses nat
 

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i think there is only one type of worm that you can actually see in the poop, that is why regular fecal screenings are important.
 

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luvmypuppet said:
i think there is only one type of worm that you can actually see in the poop, that is why regular fecal screenings are important.
thanks for the info!! on the 24th of may when they go in ...i will ask for a fecal screening!! better save than sorry :wink:

but am i right that it can be infectious to people?

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There are several internal parasites that are infectious to people, but tapeworms are not one of them.

Most of the zoonotic (pass from animals to humans) you worry about are (YUCK) Fecal-Oral. Meaning if you kiss your chi after they eat or lick their poop or clean their butt, you can get a few of the nasty ones like giardia, roundworms, hookworms, campylobacter, and possibly coccidia (very rare).

Dogs scoot when they feel an irritant around their anus, like full anal sacs or tapeworm segments moving around back there. It could be one or the other, or both, but take care of the tapeworms first and see if that improves the situation.

Those "rice" like things are actually tapeworm segments that carry the eggs. Flea larvae eat the eggs, grow as adults, are ingested by your dog, the eggs hatch and the worms grow inside and latch onto the intestine.

Yum huh?

Fortunately it's easily treatable as was mentioned, and you should also make sure your puppy is on a good flea preventative, since preventing fleas is preventing the cause of the infection.

Makes me want to go have breakfast!
 

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nikki said:
luvmypuppet said:
and to think i was going to have rice and raisens in milk with some sugar for lunch..... changed my mind!
rice with raisens and milk??? Thats a strange mix :shock:



And what is this anal sac being full and having to be expressed :? :? What the heck is that? is that normal?????
lol yeah it sounds weird but it's good...

as far as the anal sacs some dogs go their entire lives without having them emptied for them then others may even have to have the sacs removed (that is extreme) when the dog goes poo it expresses the gland itself, some can even take care of the problem when they scoot their butt on the ground but if they become full and impacted then the vet (or some people do it themselves and some have groomers do it). there are 2 sacs on the inside if the anus one on each side and you put your pointer finger inside and the thumb on the outside of the gland (you could feel it inside it's like a grape) and you squeeze and all the liquid comes out. yeah it's such a glamorous thing lol. (i am so bad at explaining things so bear with that description.)
 

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Would like to also add that if you are interested in doing it, please have your vet check them first, and show you how in person. If they are impacted or if you express them improperly, they can rupture and cause more problems. Probably not the case, but better to be safe than sorry!

After you've been given the first instruction I'd be happy to give you tips on how-to-express-anal-glands. Glamorous eh? =)
 

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the werid thing is he doesnt have fleas. :shock: if this worm is caused by fleas he dfoesnt have any.im taking him to the next clinic at pet-co for his next shots and ill ask the vet there.thats in the next day or
thank you so much for all your advice everyone
 

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OMG! Ive never heard of this before! I for one would not be able to stick my finger in my dogs butt! :pukeright: I hope that this doesnt happen to my dog. :? It can happen to any breed? And the only sign is the dog rubbing his/her butt on the floor?
yep any breed.... and as far as i know the only sign is the rubbing the butt on the floor, and sometimes they constantly lick at it and act like soemthings bothering their butt.
 

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Anal gland fluid smell is AWFUL! Zeus is pretty good about expressing himself naturally, but on occassion he's been startled and expressed them just from being scared. When we first moved into our new house in VA, one of the utility guys came over. Zeus did NOT like this guy and was barking profusely at this guy. I picked Zeus up and put him in the bedroom so he could calm down. When the guy left, I could smell "the smell" in my hallway. Here I am crawling on the carpet trying to find out where he had expressed himself. He must have got so excited because the anal gland fluid had been projected onto my wall! I thought I was going to die. I can take a lot of smells, but "the smell" I don't tolerate very well while being pregnant. So, the point of this graphic paragraph is what caused it to be projected like it did? I know dogs will scoot to try to express themselves, but for it to be expressed like this??
 

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Anal gland fluid smell is AWFUL! Zeus is pretty good about expressing himself naturally, but on occassion he's been startled and expressed them just from being scared. When we first moved into our new house in VA, one of the utility guys came over. Zeus did NOT like this guy and was barking profusely at this guy. I picked Zeus up and put him in the bedroom so he could calm down. When the guy left, I could smell "the smell" in my hallway. Here I am crawling on the carpet trying to find out where he had expressed himself. He must have got so excited because the anal gland fluid had been projected onto my wall! I thought I was going to die. I can take a lot of smells, but "the smell" I don't tolerate very well while being pregnant. So, the point of this graphic paragraph is what caused it to be projected like it did? I know dogs will scoot to try to express themselves, but for it to be expressed like this??
ew yeah i am all to familiar with the smell. our shih tzu mix bonty is a mean sucker so when we have to do anything to him (nails, exam ect..) we kinda stress him out with the restraint and his anals will express all over during the process. i'm not sure how that happens but i know it does ew....


***note*** i know it sounds horrible that we have to use such force on bonty BUT you gals really don't know him and just to get a muzzle on him is a fight, we do things real quick with him, we get in and get out. for the most part we put him under to be groomed and even that is a feat in itself!!!
 

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nikki said:
OMG! Ive never heard of this before! I for one would not be able to stick my finger in my dogs butt! :pukeright: I hope that this doesnt happen to my dog. :? It can happen to any breed? And the only sign is the dog rubbing his/her butt on the floor?
You don't actually have to stick your finger in your dog's butt. :lol: My vet showed me how... you squeeze (outside the anus) at 10:00 and 2:00. There are some things in life I refuse to do and expressing Lily's anal sacs is one of them. I let the vet (or VT) handle that particular task. :lol:
 
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