How's that for a subject??? Poor Wilson cannot shake the infection in his right gland. He has had it infused with an antibiotic three times, flushed with an antiseptic, he is on oral antibiotics, and now because there is so much inflammation, prednisone. UGH! He had it expressed last Tuesday. Yesterday it was so inflamed, I could see it! Took him in --- thankfully --- it was ready to rupture. They flushed it with an antiseptic. Vet could hardly express just clear liquid out of it. The duct itself is constricted either because (1) bad infection with lots of inflammation (2) scar tissue has formed or (3) a tumor is constricting the duct. She said it is not diet or the lack of fiber. The left gland is perfect and the vet said his poo is perfect. He has to go back on Monday for a recheck. If it is still infected and/or blocked, we may consider surgery. This is actually the second vet to say this, given the circumstances. We're not jumping into to it at all, but she said we need to see some improvement. Anyone been through this?
But it sounds like it's pretty bad for poor Wilson. I like to avoid surgery, but it's sounding like it may be the only hope of relief for poor Wilson. I hope the medication helps him this time. Make... more
licking at his bum at all. The vet decided against infusing the gland with an antibiotic, thinking maybe he was having a negative reaction, so instead flushed it several times with an antiseptic. Not ... more
what a sweet and good boy he is.....he literally just stands there and lets them do their thing. I am very lucky he is such a laid back dog (except when the mailman shows up!). You can tell he is... more
Probably not helpful for you, but I can sort of relate. Nick has had anal gland issues because hers are located at an angle and it is hard for them to be expressed naturally. Every so often I have... more
I have learned more about doodles (and dogs in general) on the forums so figured, of course this is where I'd go with questions. I feel terrible for the boy. He is miserable. He has chewed the hair... more