How I Learned Way Too Much About Anal Glands

Poor Kaylee…It’s not been an easy transition, has it darlin’?  First your foster brother picks a fight leaving you sequestered behind a baby gate, then you have to go to the vet because you got an infection Back There?  And an infection in those big floppy ears??  Oh, the humanity! 

Momma they gave me medicines made me sleeeepy....

Long story short is that I learned waaaaaaaay more about a dog’s anal glands than I ever cared to know yesterday at the vet.  Miss Kay got herself an infection Back There, most likely brought on by a food allergy.  Not all that surprising, actually, with all the moving around she’s done in the last few months and all the different food she’s been on.  According to the vet, these type of infections often go hand in hand with ear infections, so often that in the world of veterinary medicine they’ve coined the term “ears & rears.” 

I am not going to go into the method of exactly how they alleviated Kaylee’s discomfort (you’re welcome), let’s just suffice to say she was NOT very happy with the process.  She protested so much to the “procedure” that they had to give her a mild sedative so the vet could…do her thing. Afterwords, while we were waiting on her prescriptions, she conked right out in the waiting room.

Momma can we puh-lease go home??

The plus side is that we learned that Kaylee rocks at riding in the car.  On the way to the vet’s office she jumped right on in, and only had to be reminded a couple of times during the ride that her place is in the back, not in my lap while I’m driving.  Oh and she’s veeeery good in the car when she’s doped up on sedatives.  Sleeps the entire time. 


And doesn’t she look so cute in her new Adopt Me vest?  The one that we had already was Tucker-sized, so we were clearly going to need another option for this girl.  Thank you, Rescue Dog Love!  


Once Kaylee’s feeling better, she’s gonna need a furever home.  Is it you?  To adopt Kaylee, contact Agape Animal Rescue.



Filed under Our Foster Journey

9 responses to “How I Learned Way Too Much About Anal Glands

  1. Theoretical Foster Auntie

    Oscar must be loving this. Just in case the scuffle didn’t put her in her place, let’s go ahead and strip Kaylee of all her dignity. She’ll be in therapy for years.


  2. Thanks for the invitation to stop by in your reply to my comment at Love and a Six Foot Leash. If only I didn’t stop by here to find a discussion of anal glands. 🙂

    Just kidding. Hope Kaylee experiences some relief soon.


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