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I know there's been lots of posts about scooting and Anal glands...but Polly scoots--that is, she tucks up her hind legs and pulls herself forward on her front legs...
Now I've checked her glands to the best of my ability, and I don't see anything that looks like what people have described.
Could it be something else? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif
I forgot to ask when I dropped her off at the vet this morning for her spaying...I hope I remember tomorrow when I pick her up?
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Please do ask tomorrow -- it might be that she has "stuff" in her anal glands that is too thick to get out with at-home expressing. Vets are necessarily thick-skinned and are able to really express the glands completely which sometimes requires more pressure than we'd like to inflict on our pups ourselves. Other possibilities are worms or an itchy spot on her butt. How are you doing without Ms. Polly at home? Hang in there -- she'll be back soon!
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The vet explanined it as being something like diaper rash caused by the area not getting completely dry.
Genie -- get a jar of "Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Cream" -- it is in the baby aisle of drugstores/grocery stores. It is a small white jar. It works like a charm! My vet, who has two sets of young twins and is very familiar with diaper rash, recommended it for Maggie. It must really feel good going on as Maggie sees me getting the jar out and rolls over and lifts her leg!
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I wanted to ask though: is it greasy? Wouldn't dirt, pet hair, etc.stick to her bottom when she sits down?
Genie -- Dr. Smith's is very creamy and it is quickly absorbed into the skin. I put it on and then rub Maggie's belly for a few minutes. (Hmmm ... maybe that's why she likes me to put it on!) There is no residue so nothing can get stuck to it (of course, just like in your house, my carpets/floors are always perfectly clean ...). I suppose that, if I put it on and Maggie immediately got up and sat on the carpet, some of the cream might come off onto the carpet. Haven't had that happen yet.
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