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Anal gland impacted

I noticed today that Gitter's anal gland looked red and swollen. Went to the vet and she said it was impacted and needed to be drained. Anyway, he came out with the cone on his head and of course he is less then happy.

He still has some drainage so I really don't want him to have free run of the house. I have no way to contain him in the kitchen which has wood floors as we have an open room concept.

He just can't eat with the cone on and I have tried to hand feed him but he wasn't interested. I took him out but he just looked at me with that cone on his head and wouldn't move.

I feel so awful for him. I have never had a dog have this issue before and of course the vet says that if he had this problem now it will probably/possibly reocur and I'll have to take him in to have his glands expressed regularly.

Poor little guy.
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here is some info on anal glands http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/i-...9s-anal-glands

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Hedy, I feel like such a spaz..... I don't know who Gitter is? am I totally spacing out here? How old is Gitter? and regardless of how behind the times I seem to be, I sure hope he feels better soon! Lots of dogs are disoriented and pouty when they have to wear the cone. Maybe he would let you hand feed him a little cooked chicken?
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Hedy, how long will gitter have to wear a cone? If it is more than a few days I would invest in a Bitenot collar. We used them for both boys neuter and when we replaced the Ecollar with the bitenot collar it was like we let them out of Jail. I do hope he feels better.

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The vet said 5 to 7 days. I would love to find that collar locally. Obviously my vet doesn't carry it.
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LOL Christy! I never officially announced Gitter but there are a ton of pictures of him at Oliver's Birthday Bash thread.

He is so miserable poor thing.

I did hand feed him some kibble but I'm more worried about him not drinking any water.

Thanks again Christy.
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Oh, poor baby! I am sorry to hear Gitter is in an e-collar.... Roxie had to wear one a lot when she broke her leg... not fun. Give him a big hug from me and Roxie!

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Ugh! So is it draining from the outside or from internally? If outside, did they slice it open to clean it or did it rupture?
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They had to lance it Kimberly and then they drained it and irrigated it. She suggested they might have to do it a second time when we come back. What? Anyway, she said 5-7 but 5 is Sunday so I guess I'll make the appointment for Monday.

Poor guy. He did eat but has not had water which of course worries me. I may take off the collar so he can drink.
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Again Kimberly thanks so much for taking my call. I'm kind of surprised that when you see my number on caller ID that you actually do answer. I can't tell you often enough how much I value your advice and even more, your friendship.
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