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What could be wrong with my pup?
Old 08-02-2020, 02:20 PM
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She was acting normal this morning. Later in the day she seemed like she couldn't get comfortable. Jumping on the couch, jumping off the couch, laying on the floor, jumping back on the couch and laying down. Then we noticed when she walked her tail was down (It's usually up). She also won't sit directly on her bum. She tries not to sit at all, but when she does it's kinda off to the side. So I'm guessing something wrong with her bum or tail, but I have no idea what it could be. Any ideas/suggestions?


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Old 08-02-2020, 02:25 PM
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My dog has injured her tail a few times (because she's hyper). Usually it's better in a day or two. I'd say if it's not better somewhat by tomorrow, you should probably call your vet.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:34 PM
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Anal glands need expressing?
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:34 PM
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Maybe worms? Some dogs have issues with anal glands, but I have not dealt with that.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:46 PM
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It could be anal glands but Ive had no experience with that.

Have you checked her tail? Does it seem to bother her when you manipulate it? Has she had a BM? Is she straining? Is she eating and drinking? Is shes straining to poop that usually means an obstruction. If shes eating and drinking ok thats a good sign. Keep an eye on her tonight and see what happens tonight. If shes still restless and in pain tomorrow Id probably call the vet (but I call the vet often ).


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Old 08-02-2020, 02:57 PM
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Gland issues affect male dogs more than female dogs. But my beagle/shepherd injured her tail a couple times when she was young and would act a whole lot like that. After a few days of tail down and acting weird, shed be ok.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:08 PM
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Google Cold Water Tail.

When my dog had it it looked like his tail was broken. He was fine after a few days.

Here's info copied from the first link that came up:
Limber tail syndrome - also called cold water tail, limp tail, broken wag or broken tail- describes a relatively common condition in sporting dogs. Cause: ischemic damage to the tail muscle, generally after swimming or exposure to cold or wet weather.

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Old 08-02-2020, 05:10 PM
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I have no advice but am hoping that by tomorrow he is either better or you have some answers!

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Old 08-02-2020, 05:41 PM
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Our dog has anal gland issues - nothing major, but always needs to have them drained. She doesn't act like that when she needs them taken care of, she scoots across the carpet and has a very unpleasant scent. However, she's never had an infection or more severe issue with her glands. I would give the vet a call tomorrow if nothing has changed.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:16 AM
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Thank you, I never heard of cold water tail. She still seems uncomfortable today. I called the vet and she has an appointment later today. Hope all goes well!


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Old 08-03-2020, 05:42 AM
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Keep us posted! I hope it's nothing serious.
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I'm a little late into this conversation...
Old 08-03-2020, 07:12 PM
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How is your dog? We had a dog that acted very strange like this and after a bit realized she had feces hanging from her. Apparently she digested a string or something and it wasn't quite out. My daughter was able to clean her up then she was fine. We were very confused and didn't know what was causing her distress until we smelled it. I hope your dogs problem has been discovered and resolved by now.
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