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.
that sounds like worms to me :? :?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:
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: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.
rice with raisens and milk??? Thats a strange mix :shock:luvmypuppet said:and to think i was going to have rice and raisens in milk with some sugar for lunch..... changed my mind!
lol yeah it sounds weird but it's good...nikki said:rice with raisens and milk??? Thats a strange mix :shock:luvmypuppet said:and to think i was going to have rice and raisens in milk with some sugar for lunch..... changed my mind!
And what is this anal sac being full and having to be expressed :? :? What the heck is that? is that normal?????
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.nikki said:OMG! Ive never heard of this before! I for one would not be able to stick my finger in my dogs butt! ukeright: 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?
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....NoahFL said: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??
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:nikki said:OMG! Ive never heard of this before! I for one would not be able to stick my finger in my dogs butt! ukeright: 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?