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teen65 is offline  
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22-08-2011, 07:50 PM

Dog keeps sitting down

Hi all,
I'm new to this site and wondered if anyone can help me! My schnauzer keeps sitting down and havin a right go at her bum. She's been wormed at the vets about 3wks ago so I know it isn't that but does anyone think it could be her anal glands?
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22-08-2011, 07:53 PM
hi and welcome

yes..its very likely to be her anal glands(its very rarely worms)

or could be a uti
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22-08-2011, 08:09 PM
Hi and welcome
I'd say it's probably glands, fleas or mites
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22-08-2011, 08:37 PM
As Tupac says most likely her anal glands or UTI [urinary tract infection/cystitis] or she might even be itchy in that area [allergy of some sort]

You need to take her to see the vet and rule things out. Try and get a urine sample to take with you so he can rule out UTI/cystitis
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23-08-2011, 06:54 PM
Could be the anal glands. A vet appt will help with the diagnosis but many groomers will express anal glands for around 10 I think, so could be worth a try?
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24-08-2011, 06:48 AM
Sounds like anal glands. I would go to the vet this time and if thats all it is then you can deal with it yourself in future (ask the vet to show you how)
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24-08-2011, 09:10 AM
Originally Posted by Alf View Post
Hi and welcome
I'd say it's probably glands, fleas or mites
I would probably agree with Alf on this one
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