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

From: Cheri C.
Sent on: Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:49 PM
It sure wouldn't be "love" in the air for Valentine's.....

On 2/7/13, Deb Yeager <[address removed]> wrote:
> Perhaps a training session?  (On Sat.) Joking.
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> 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!!
>>
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>> ____________________­____________
>> 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
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>>> 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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