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Issues with bowel movements
Unfortunately, there's no delicate way to post this but after Django has a bowel movement, a clearish film ends up on his bottom. I took him to the vet to see what was going on (with his history of colitis I am always on top of things) and he told me that with some older dogs, when they poop, sometimes their bodies omit a fluid to help them with the pooping process, thus the clear film at the end.
The issue with this clear film is that if it's not wiped shortly after he does his business, it forms a hard crust on the rectum and as you can imagine, a day or two of that and it's more difficult to clean things. I am always keeping things clean and he's on an antibiotic ointment to help with the irritation on the rectum but I was wondering if anyone out there had experienced anything like this with their dogs.