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I took Remmy to the vet all by myself this evening! Cory's always with me, but he was busy today. We had to get her a quick physical so we could take that info up to Canada when we go (it's on the way back that we'll need it, apparently). I had them express her (very full) anal glands. The vet and I talked about removing the glands, since Cory and I don't want to keep getting her expressed, but the vet warned that sometimes surgeons inadvertently slice into nerves in the muscles of the sphincter, so we probably won't go that route.

Today is our anniversary. I looked back the other day and read an entry I wrote about Cory that said "he's not that attractive" and "I'm not falling for him." How much things change, huh?

Remmy stinks.

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unbearablyjules
Oct. 17th, 2002 10:08 pm (UTC)
Good surgeons don't slice the nerves! Just find someone with experience! It is a perfectly safe procedure granted the people know what they are doing - look for a board certfied surgeon if you do want to explore that route eventually. - or I could teach you how to do it yourself!
rivulet
Oct. 18th, 2002 06:14 am (UTC)
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Eek! I don't know if I'd enjoy doing it MYSELF - even if I thought I was capable! But if we do decide to do it, we won't go with our normal vet. (We're already annoyed that he prescribes so many antibiotics for Remmy.)
poohkenstein
Oct. 18th, 2002 06:31 am (UTC)
i don't know if i want to know this, but... 'express anal glands'?!
rivulet
Oct. 19th, 2002 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Haha

Some dogs' anal glands get really full for some reason, and expressing them means sticking your finger into their anus and squeezing the nasty-smelling secretion out. I watched once and it was icky.

http://www.hhdane.com/care/analgland.htm
poohkenstein
Oct. 19th, 2002 08:51 pm (UTC)
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oh. my.
eeeep.
is it depending on the race of dog, or is this a disease/condition?
rivulet
Oct. 20th, 2002 09:06 am (UTC)
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I don't think it matters what breed the dog is. Further than that, I am clueless.
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