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Koi Health & Disease: Everything You Need To Know 2nd Edition
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Anal Glands / Damaged Undertail:

So one day you lift up a dog's tail, and there's 'actual injury' under the tail, often self-inflicted from some disorder under the tail. "They chewed or scooted their as_ off."

Here's how you deal with anal gland / scooting anus damage:
1) NO ACCESS to chew or lick, and if that's a cone or 'hotpants' diaper - okay.
2) NO SCOOTING, and if they're scooting, (it's hard to stop 'em) but put 'em on LINOLEUM or other slick surface so that abrasion is at LEAST minimal.
3) Anti-inflammatories [x]
4) Correction of the CAUSE of the scooting/licking like, anal gland expression, deworming, steroid. [x]

There is a lot more to say about anal glands, expressing them, and how to deal with anal gland abscesses, growth, etc. But as far as what you, the owner are "up against" the above is your set of 'marching orders'.

Expressing Anal Glands

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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