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Female puppy is rubbing bottom on the ground after she poops it looks swollen and now has scabs/sores around the opening

I have not seen the vet about this, and currently am unable to. This has been going on for several days now. She is an 11 month old black mouth cur/american bulldog mix, and is spayed. Is it something she is eating that is irritating it? I also own her brother, and he has been licking at her bottom, is this what is making it raw/scabed or making it worse?


Asked by Member 1145907 on Dec 19th 2012 Tagged pottyproblems in Emergencies & First Aid
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Kali

You really need to get her to the vet. Some vets take payments and there is also Care Credit. Good luck!


Kali answered on 12/19/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Bailey

Scraping butts across the floor is usually a tell tale sign of their anal glands being full and needing to be expressed since your dog might not be able to do it herself. Her anal glands could have abscessed which might contribute to the sores/scabs but I am not a vet... just worked for one so that's something you definitely need to take her in for asap before it becomes an even bigger issue.


Bailey answered on 12/20/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Libby

Anal glands. She needs a vet. You gotta pony up and pay the bills sometimes, even when it's inconvenient. All part of the joy of having pets, but if you don't deal with the minor stuff, it becomes major. Best of luck!


Libby answered on 12/20/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer