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gland issue

Mollie gets her anal gland expressed (I think that the term)at least every other month because she drags her bottom around the floor. It feels like she needs it more and more. She got them expressed last saturday and the next day she started draging again. When I checked the gland it looks full. I dont know if this is to worry about.. We will be going to the vet next month for a check up and I am going to talk about it with the vet. she just looks so unhappy when she dragging her bottom.
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Give your vet a call....

Please give your vet a call. Poor Daisy has had three blocked anal glands and they are very very painful. The medication is awful, and that collar....ugh.

It is serious, we've been through it...and I wish I had called sooner myself.

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oh my goodness I am going to call today

thank you

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What food are you feeding? Is Mollie's stools nice and firm or loose? Loose stools typically will be a cause of full anal glands. Firm stools will help clean out the glands as the stool is pushed through. Trying mixing in a food such as EVo which is grain free to see if that firms up the stools.
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What food are you feeding? Is Mollie's stools nice and firm or loose? Loose stools typically will be a cause of full anal glands. Firm stools will help clean out the glands as the stool is pushed through. Trying mixing in a food such as EVo which is grain free to see if that firms up the stools.
Mollie stool 95% is firm but at least once a week I wtill see a softer stool. One day she did hard stool and 2 seconds later a soft one comes out.

I give her Solid gold little bites with a little chicken torn in or sometimes a dab of casear chicken

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