The rear end rescue blog - an anal gland surgery diary

Like many other cavalier’s, Molly and Éowyn have had many infections in their anal glands. We have been to all vet checks as recommended (at least once a year) where the anal glands also were checked and expressed. The first couple of years no serious problems, but now the infection comes back every 8-10 months; normally without any “warning” beforehand. We considered surgery for a long time, but it was difficult to find any written experience about it. Therefore I am writing this blog diary from a couple of days before their surgery, and until they have recovered. Hopefully you will find it useful, and please feel free to comment with your experiences, too. Surgery is not something you should do without considering it carefully, and we have had many thoughts and discussions about it beforehand. There are good and bad experiences with surgery, and this is just one point of view.

  1. Surgery day + 5 days

    by , 5th February 2012 at 06:02 PM (The rear end rescue blog - an anal gland surgery diary)
    This night was almost like yesterday. Both dogs had difficulty settling down in the crate; Éowyn because she circled round and round, trying to reach her behind, and the cone banged towards the crate; Molly because of Éowyn. After almost an hour I consulted Christian, and we agreed to give Éowyn ¼ of daily painkiller dose on a spoon with A38. Molly just got A38. It helped, and by midnight Éowyn finally fell asleep. She woke up a couple of times during the night, and at 6.am. they were both wide ...

    Updated 6th February 2012 at 02:23 PM by ourempire

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