Author Topic: Hello & Help Please (Anal gland issue)  (Read 8552 times)

Ros

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Re: Hello & Help Please (Anal gland issue)
« Reply #15 on: Jul 11, 2016, 16:03 »
Hi Matthew,

She most definitely wasn't constipated (she had already passed 2/3 normal stools that day) and I'm quite certain nothing punctured her behind. Her anal sacs were impacted and one had become infected, which led to an abscess forming, which she ruptured by scooting.

Since switching to all raw about a week after it happened, everything seems to be back to normal, so it may have been connected to the transition from mostly kibble to half kibble, half raw, or it may have just been coincidence that it occurred during that time.

She has been fed weekly raw chicken wings and occasional meaty bones since she was a pup and has never once been constipated. Although the addition of bones does make her stools firmer, that's a good thing from the point of view of emptying the anal sacs.

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Re: Hello & Help Please (Anal gland issue)
« Reply #16 on: Aug 05, 2016, 19:06 »
Another quick update: have continued with the Nutriment (& occasional chicken wings for teeth) and also invested in a small bag of Gentle cold pressed (based on Dottie's advice) for times when dry is more appropriate. Most days are all raw now, but sometimes one of each, and we're just back from follow up vet check and Ripley's bum is officially perfect!! :)

Just want to say thanks again for all the great advice & support.


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Re: Hello & Help Please (Anal gland issue)
« Reply #17 on: Aug 05, 2016, 19:23 »
That is really good news. Thanks for the update and I hope she remains problem free.

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Re: Hello & Help Please (Anal gland issue)
« Reply #18 on: Aug 06, 2016, 09:59 »
Thank you for getting back to us. It is really good news that the anal gland problem has resolved just with a little dietary adjustment. Well done for sorting this out.
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