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Compacted anal glands
Friday, Django had the dry-heaves for almost 15 minutes. I called the vet and of course, kept an eye on him, he eventually settled.
Saturday morning Django was throwing up but it wasn't yellow bile, it was red. In addition he was in pain, lower abdominal area, stretching, doing whatever he could to get relief. Needless to say, I rushed him to the vet. Django had a polyp removed from his rectum end of June. I had asked the groomer to keep her distance regarding that area for a month or so to make sure everything had healed completely.
Well, in a month and a half, his anal glands became compacted (something I did not realize could happen) and the pressure and pain was so intense for him, he threw up with such force it broke the tiny blood vessels in his gut causing red vomit.
The vet worked her magic under the hood and we brought him home. I had to give him pepcid 2x a day for 3 days. All was going well, however today (at 3:00 a.m.) we had the same pain in the lower abdominals. I gave him a pepcid right away. That stopped any vomiting that we could tell was in the horizon. Called the vet, not much we can do but keep an eye on him. At around 9:00 he began to rest comfortably.
Has anyone had this sort of experience?