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Old 08-29-2011, 01:32 AM
 
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can anyone tell me how long the recovery after surgery will be? Just ballpark. (Anal gland removal).
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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7-14 days. Over the most uncomfortable part after 4-5 days.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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my Shorky-tzu just had her left anal gland removed 3 days ago. Ellie was constantly getting infections and ruptures (once a month or so) and finally we opted for the surgery. When she was on the table having the surgery she was being flipped for the other side to be removed and she stopped breathing. The dr. decided not to finish the surgery and brought her out and she's ok ( Thanks to God).
My question is: She's been doing well not licking her wounds and is taking anti-inflammatorys and pain med and stool softener and antibiotics but has yet to go poo. I thought she would have gone by now but no go. I'm worried and am going to take her to the emergency vet tomorrow if she doesn't go by then. We've given her a little oil in her food and she doesn't drink all that much either.
Any suggestions?
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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my Shorky-tzu just had her left anal gland removed 3 days ago. Ellie was constantly getting infections and ruptures (once a month or so) and finally we opted for the surgery. When she was on the table having the surgery she was being flipped for the other side to be removed and she stopped breathing. The dr. decided not to finish the surgery and brought her out and she's ok ( Thanks to God).
My question is: She's been doing well not licking her wounds and is taking anti-inflammatorys and pain med and stool softener and antibiotics but has yet to go poo. I thought she would have gone by now but no go. I'm worried and am going to take her to the emergency vet tomorrow if she doesn't go by then. We've given her a little oil in her food and she doesn't drink all that much either.
Any suggestions?
Yes - you need to call your vet. Three days with no bowel movement is close to the area where impaction/obstruction is a concern. Please call your vet!
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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I have a 2 1/2 year old labradoodle who does not scoot her bottom around, but she smells horrible. It started about 6 to 8 months ago and was going in monthly to have them expressed. She has always had good stools and no problems, but we started adding pumpkin to her food daily and also a high fiber dog food. Nothing has worked, as a matter of fact, it's getting worse by the day. She was at the vet yesterday and the vet checked her but she wasn't full at all, but was expressing herself quite often. It's gross and the vet has now advised that we have the surgery done on her. Our vet has only done it a handful of times so she contacted a specialist and the price is around $1,800.00. Yikes. I called another vet 20 miles from us and they have done lots of these and had no problems, so we have scheduled it for a couple of weeks from now. Just can't handle this smell and I feel like my house smells. It's almost like she gets embarrassed when it happens each time too. I still think it smells like very bad urine... Will be glad when this is over. Hopefully, no problems after the surgery. But since our dog has had a parasite, lyme's disease and now this in 2 1/2 years, I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Default Anal Gland Surgery

I had my dog's anal glands removed because she had to have them expressed every 4 weeks and she hates it. Turns out her anal glands are very small, explaining why they were getting full so often.
I hate that she is uncomfortable tonight but I think in the long run she will be happy about not having to have her glands expressed.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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Zoe Goe, and so will you! I resisted doing it, it cost a fortune plus seemed like an odd thing to do. But my dog recovered very quickly (much quicker and with less discomfort than her surgery post dog attack). My dog had to have her glands expressed no more than every two weeks, and the vet said that her glands were spaced too far apart for her to do it naturally.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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my little yorkie aged 12yrs had her anul glands removed 5 weeks ago and she occasionally poohs (only a very tiny bit )when she gets excited barking or it's the last bit of pooh that is left inside her after her normal sqauting twice daily no 2s .I am hoping this will stop in another couple of weeks after the healing process ,but for now I just have to keep my eye on her leaving no2's around . but I think the operation is a good thing for me as her glands were thickening and getting harder to empty by the vets as my dog was going every month to have them done ,which was not good for her . By the way after her operation she was fine and the vet fitted her with a collar so she could not lick herself and cause infection and gave me two weeks of pain killer for her to take daily to keep her pain free whilst healing , the stitches are inside so no outward scars .

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Default Options to Gland Removal

My Golden-doodle is going to have his glands cauterized next week, it is suppose to be less invasive and the chance of incontinence is lowered to almost nothing.

He has been licking his backside for a few months and nothing has stopped it from two different antibiotics, 2 rounds of steroids, a steroid shot, bitter apple, creams, warm wash cloth's, oatmeal backside baths, 100.00 dollar bag of dog food. Just to name a few things I have tried.

Reading these other posts makes me sound like I have no patience with this. Especially the ones were the issue has been going on for years.

His glands are not clogged, they are just infected.

I just can't stand to see him so uncomfortable. My Vet of over 30 Years is a very smart man that not only uses modern medicine, but does not discount holistic options either. He gave me my options of surgeries.

He would not do the removal surgery himself, but he has done a lot of the cauterizing procedures.
In the long run this procedure may not do the trick, but I am willing to try.

Either surgery is very painful.

There is one thing that I should have asked and did not because deep down I do not want to think about it. I wonder if this could be somehow connected to his Melanoma cancer diagnosis we received 2 years ago.
Every few months we go in and have raised brown spots frozen off so they do not turn into tumors like he had in his mouth on the inside of his lip. I know that it will eventually metastasize, but to where is anybody's guess.
I have noticed the color of his skin on his anus is turning dark compared to what it use to be. That is on my list of questions to ask at our next visit.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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I am interested in any recommendations you may have for NC... Especially the Charlotte Area.

Thank You!!
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