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Puppy Troubles

  • Posted on September 13, 2006 at 9:45 pm

I stayed home today, trying to nurse myself out of this cold before the software deployment this weekend. And yet, I still managed to put in at least a half day of work. Phoebe was acting a little strange in the early afternoon. She was getting up in my face, demanding my attention, so I took her outside. When she came in, she was acting strange, so I checked her hind quarters (the strangeness usually indicates a need to clean her rear end) and made a most disturbing discovery. After talking to Terry and having him leave work to come home and help me potentially take her to the vet, I looked up information online about impacted anal glands (which is what I suspected she had). Worse than that, I’m now figured it for an abcessed anal gland. Poor gal! She’s never had a problem with her glands before, but one article I read states that it is more common for small dogs (under 20 lbs) and particularly Pomeranians. I called the vet once Terry came home and confirmed my thoughts, but they didn’t have any openings until tomorrow. 🙁 In the meantime, I’m trying to do everything I can for her, but she’s uncomfortable. My poor little girl! She’ll see the vet tomorrow afternoon; we’ll come home from work a little bit early to take her in. They’ll probably have to lance the abcess and put her on antibiotics, from what I’ve been reading. I don’t really care what they do, as long as she gets relief!

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