@zande So, on the panty hose, would I stuff a leg with something soft and gently tie it around her neck, like a doughnut? I tried a thick, fluffy scarf yesterday but it didn’t stay on long. So, see, I WAS looking for alternatives. I want her as comfortable as possible!
@debradownsouth Agreed. We’re trying Vaseline, Benadryl and trying to keep her from licking first and crossing fingers it heals. Fecal test next if no progress. She did seem to not lick as much yesterday with Benadryl so trying that again today. I’m keeping a close eye on her!
I just spoke with the rescue/fosters. She didn’t scoot or lick until 4/27, the day before the expression and the glands were full. I wonder if it is possible that the expression wasn’t done properly or carefully. My vet said she was “scabby” inside when he examined her one week after the expression. Or...does she have another issue and full anal glands was a coincidence? Also, they did take her camping right before I adopted her. She chose to lie on the ground even though she had a bed. Perhaps she picked up something from the trip?
@zande I rec’d her med records going back a few years and don’t see that she had her glands expressed before. So, yes, totally agree not to do it unless necessary. Yes, I meant E collar. I have just always called it a cone. Perhaps I made that name up. Vet suggested it because she is irritating the area and I think the plastic ones look more uncomfortable. We were trying to keep that area from becoming more red and irritated. It could easily be from the change in her surroundings and new life!
@elbrant I hadn’t thought about it like that, as a habit, or psychological, but that is a possibility. Perhaps if I can continue to comfort her, gain trust, she gets used to her new home, while trying to keep her from her tail, it will improve with time! Same diet.
New rescue, 12yo, had her anal glands expressed the day I got her, 4/28/2018. She is still licking her tail (underside close to her body) and scooting. Took her to my vet 5/4. Glands were empty. Trying Vaseline on the outside. Still licking & scooting. Vet suggested cone to keep her from irritating the area (ordered a soft one yesterday) and 1/2 of a 25 mg benadryl. Any other suggestions??
My previous Basenji had incontinance issues. I started with disposable doggie diapers where you put the tail thru the hole. They are expensive. She had such a tightly curled tail that I decided to give disposable baby diapers a try. Worked great & much cheaper. I just bought the size closest to her weight. A lot of times you can find them on sale.
Great news! Curled up next to me right now is my little Basenji girl! I had a very pleasant experience with BRAT and they met me for the transfer this weekend. Once I saw the dog I wanted on their website, the process went very smoothly. On the other hand...still not a peep from the local Basenji rescue.
@pepper Thank you Pepper. As a previous Basenji parent for over 20 years (2 basenjis), I’m ready, willing and able to add another to my home. To clarify, the rescue I contacted previously was independent, not BRAT. I did contact BRAT today to see if I have better luck with them. I did not intend to insinuate that after a week I should have a dog, just that some communication would be expected. After all, isn’t the idea to place rescues with appropriate rescuers?
To some of the others... I also didn’t expect to get attacked on here and I personally don’t tolerate bullying in any environment, expect me to defend myself when I need to. If you don’t have anything nice to say, well, then don’t.