I had to use that subject title!
You have got to hear the day I had. I worked midnights and got home at 7:30 am to a screeming Beagle. He would not move or eat anything. He kept trying to catch his tail. I instantly knew he was having anal gland issues. So... I grabbed my latex gloves and vaseline and made a nice make shift exam table out of my kitchen table and proceeded to go in. I extracted his glands and some of the fluid went on the floor which my 2 labs decided to lick up ukey: .
After that I cleaned off Spencer and placed him back on the floor, and within minutes he started screaming again running at his tail again! So I picked him back up and went in again and found 2 HUGE rocks and got them out. I let Spencer outside and he was still in pain, he looked like he was in agony still. I was thinking of taking him to the vet but wanted to wait a little bit too see if the rock pulling and anal squishing helped. He might of just needed a rest.
A little later he was squatting and trying to go potty but nothing was coming out so I proceeded to go back in and check for more rocks. there was nothing that I could find. I decided to give him a little "warm water" enema and within seconds he took the biggest poopie ever!!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
After about 30 minutes he was all back to himself again. Eating, playing and being a Beagle butt boy!
Sometimes I feel like I should be paid for all I do for my furkids.
I think Spencer appreciates how I take care of him. Everytime he is sick he is right in my face letting me know that I need to make him all better, and I always do!
My day in a nuttshell.. with no sleep!
Becky, you really go the extra mile for Spencer! :thumbup: I desperately hope that Spook doesn't have cluster seizures again because I don't know how good I'd be at doing the rectal valium treatment. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif It's not something I can practice! :conf12: