Re: [dachshund-427] Impacted Anal Glands & Fiber Question

From: Deb Y.
Sent on: Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:25 PM
Perhaps a training session?  (On Sat.) Joking.




On Thu, 7 Feb[masked]:24:53 -0500
  Robin Peters <[address removed]> wrote:
> Peanut has been rubbing her butt and I've been getting a
>little out but she keeps doing it.  I will have to take
>her in and have them do it the other way. Oh won't she be
>a grumpy little old lady!!  Unless we can get Jen to come
>on Saturday and work her vet tech magic!!
>
>
>
> ____________________­____________
> From: Cheri Campbell <[address removed]>
> To: [address removed]
> Sent: Thursday, February 7,[masked]:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [dachshund-427] Impacted Anal Glands &
>Fiber Question
>
> Sorry for those of you eating your breakfast right
>now....I know this
> isn't too appetizing....
>
> Always check with your vet before giving your dog any
>human product.
> Sometimes they can have them, but sometimes not.  Plus
>you want to
> know how much to give.
>
> Stacey, that's interesting!  I would have never guessed
>that allergies
> would have anything to do with rear issues...  Food,
>yes, seasonal
> allergies....?  Puts some pieces together for Mom's
>stinky butt
> Beanie, though....  With all his respiratory issues and
>all his hind
> end odors....there has to be a tie there somewhere!
>
> Sonny, I think the different treats could affect
>different dogs.
> Different foods can make different dogs have issues.  I
>don't know for
> sure what foods can trigger or what foods can aid in the
>release, but
> have heard (and/or read somewhere) that some dogs will
>benefit from
> certain brands of foods due to the items in them (I
>think it's the
> starches used in them....we'll have to check into it.) 
>So I would
> think even a variation of that diet with a different
>treat might cause
> issues in some dogs.
>
> And I do believe that draining the gland from the
>outside isn't as
> thorough as from the inside, but it's "bad" enough doing
>that duty
> (most people pay someone else to do it!) from the
>outside.  I just
> don't think I can take that extra step to learn how to
>do the interior
> cleaning....I don't think my dogs would look at me the
>same way.....
> They already aren't too fond of me touching them in
>"that spot."  And
> it really shouldn't hurt if done properly.  Some like to
>put on a
> show.  ;)
>
> On 2/6/13, Stacey <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Levi constant has this problem.  The vet said it's
>>allergies!  I like to say
>> his butt is more accurate than the groundhog... Good
>>news all... Spring is
>> coming.
>>
>> If it's impacted the vet will put him on something as
>>they have had to do
>> that with Levi... Now he's on Benadryl in the Spring and
>>the Fall!
>>
>> Also, the vet said that when you drain them from the
>>outside they still
>> don't drain completely like they do if they drain them
>>from the inside...
>> And I don't think it hurts them as bad.
>>
>> Good luck and I hope your little one starts feeling
>>better soon!!
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Feb 6, 2013, at 4:50 PM, "SONNY"
>><[address­ removed]> wrote:
>>
>>> What kind of treats does your doxie get, I have one
>>>doxie that had to have
>>> them removed, they dont like to do this but had no
>>>choice, and the other
>>> that had his first one infected about 2 weeks ago, went
>>>to the vet because
>>> it had burst, was on meds and it cleared right up with
>>>that ans warm sits
>>> baths.  They had different treats around the holidays
>>>which I swear caused
>>> it so I'm just wondering what they get for treats.
>>>
>>> ---- Paul & Kari Stewart <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>> I need help! Poor Henry had been under the weather for a
>>>>few days this
>>>> past
>>>> week. I was concerned he might have a UTI because of
>>>>wher­e he was
>>>> focusing
>>>> his attention. Monday night he woke up and crawled out
>>>>from­ under his
>>>> nappy
>>>> blanket and looked VERY unhappy and would NOT unwind his
>>>>tail­. I didn't
>>>> think a dachshund tail could be so firmly tucked/wrapped
>>>>up into a dog's
>>>> tummy! It looked horrible compared to the happy spaz
>>>>tail­ Henry normally
>>>> has and it immediately set of a gazillion alarm bells.
>>>>We made it
>>>> through
>>>> the night and my husband took Henry to our vet (The Pet
>>>>Clin­ic)
>>>> expecting
>>>> to drop him off and go on to work but the staff was
>>>>incr­edibly kind and
>>>> rushed my two guys right into an exam room.
>>>>
>>>> So it turns out that even with me draining Henry's anal
>>>>glan­ds on a
>>>> regular
>>>> basis (about every other week) that one had become
>>>>impa­cted and had to
>>>> be
>>>> expressed from the INSIDE. Oh the indignity! Poor Henry!
>>>>He's­ still on
>>>> the
>>>> mend and still very unhappy with the world, but his tail
>>>>is finally
>>>> starting to unwrap and wag a bit.
>>>>
>>>> I feed Henry a high quality organic dog food from The
>>>>Gree­n Spot and
>>>> give
>>>> him about 2Cs of frozen green beans throughout the day
>>>>to supplement the
>>>> small amount of food he gets. Can anyone recommend other
>>>>fibe­r to get in
>>>> his diet so he doesn't have to go through this again? Is
>>>>it OK to give
>>>> dogs
>>>> Metamucil or other human fiber supplements? I use a
>>>>stor­e knock-off of
>>>> Metamucil myself but I'm worried about the sugar content
>>>>for Henry.
>>>>
>>>> I'd really love to hear what other people do to avoid
>>>>this­ issue. Thanks
>>>> so
>>>> much!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Karina & Henry
>>>>
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