View Full Version : scared of vet appiontment?

30th January 2007, 01:38 PM
lady has a vet appointment on friday for an ANAL GLAND EMPTYING which i'm quite upset about as i don't no what it intales ,i worried about how it will affect her i don't no what they do so i'm sending my boyfriend with her to get it done because if i'm there and they hurt her i start crying and i've often smacked people if they hurt her by accident so i'd feel sorry for the vet if i was to go :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
But if anyone can enlighting me on the procedure i would be greatful and would take a weight of my shoulder thanks :D

30th January 2007, 01:57 PM
I'll let someone else go into the gory details but it is just a little uncomfortable for them and doesn't usually hurt much. They also feel a lot better when it is done as if the glands are full it is more difficult for them to go the toilet.

Try not to worry and good luck :flwr:

30th January 2007, 02:07 PM
try not to worry it takes seconds and normally painless ..........can stink a bit though icon_whistling

30th January 2007, 02:12 PM
thanks i just a bit worried how she'll be afterwards cause when she got her boosters i could'nt even pick her up without her crying,i just a wreck with worry it's so stupid thanks for your comments

30th January 2007, 02:23 PM
its not stupid at all .....she will be fine after the empty probably GREAT .............as for the vac most of mine have a wee yelp but soon realise a gravy bone is in my pocket :)

Barbara Nixon
30th January 2007, 07:38 PM
I do Izzy's myself and he just gives a little grumbly growl. Joly's are not so easy to do (dogs vary in this) and so he had to go to the vets. Joly did cry a little, but he is a wimp.

30th January 2007, 08:34 PM
I saw Cedar have her anal glands expressed once when she was a puppy. It didnt phase her at all, and it took like 5 seconds. The vet was quite experienced and he did it and removed the nastiness in one swoop. It was gone so fast it didnt even smell!

I'm sure everything will go fine.

30th January 2007, 09:46 PM
My two have had no problems there - and Merlin is the worlds biggest wimp :D

31st January 2007, 11:28 AM
Thanks for your comments, its wednesday now so two more day,s i'll let you no how it went. :?

31st January 2007, 01:08 PM
Try not to worry too much Jade, Maxx has had an anal gland infection and they were too impacted to be emptied the other day so he's going back today.

The Vet will put his gloved fingers up inside Lady's butt and just squeeze the gunk out of her glands. She might squeal a little bit but the relief they feel once those glands are emptied is enormous. I have seen a dog barely able to walk before anal sac emptying, run out into the waiting room wagging her tail madly after having it done. This little one had her Mamma so worried that she thought she was going to lose her - it was like the Vet had waved a magic wand!

One warning though - turn your face away when the Vet is doing it as it stinks :grnyuk:

31st January 2007, 07:08 PM
i wish i hadn't read this thread before i had my tea. :grnyuk:

1st February 2007, 01:28 PM
Thanx for the info maxx mammy thank god i'm not goin in with her my boyfriend is so he'll be doin the hard part :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:

1st February 2007, 02:06 PM
She'll be fine Jade :flwr: Maxx had his done properly yesterday - now that the antibiotics have worked and he's got to go back and get them checked again next week. He's more than happy today though - not to say comfortable :flwr:

1st February 2007, 02:27 PM
The anal gland sacks feel like two little peas just inside the bottom, they are situated at 10 o'clock and two o'clock!

You squeeze them gently to empty them if they feel full and you can do this little job yourself at home....but not something for the faint hearted :lol: :lol: :lol: ask your vet to show you when you go... icon_whistling


7th February 2007, 11:11 AM
Well lady went to the vet on saturday but my boyfreind went in with her cause i had to stand outside incase i heard her cry :(
But he only found a little bit but was enough to irritate her poor thing and i asked the vet about sm and he said its so rare he wouldn't entertain it no matter what i said so ill have to look for a more sympatatic vet :D

7th February 2007, 09:04 PM
Did you bring Karlin's printouts to show SM isn't at all rare in Cavs? He might take official ish papers more seriously. But how rude to be so dismissive!