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    Mariabruce4 is offline Junior Member
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    My 11 month old chocolate lab has been lethargic and in pain all day. I thought he may have had an intestinal obstruction from a bone I gave him he would not walk or move and was breathing heavy. I also thought it could be his back legs or something. I felt all over his back and legs and feet and tummy and he never yelped in pain. I took him to the hospital and they quickly saw that something was wrong and he was in pain. They lifted his tail and he screamed. they sedated him and did X-rays and found nothing. The dr said he's completely healthy except for his anal glands were infected and that probably caused all his pain. He's been home for almost 2 hours and he's stil sleeping but I'm having a hard time believing all that pain and agony was from anal glands being impacted. They weren't even red or swollen. It anyone has any informations or experience on this issue please share with me. I just want him to feel better. Thanks.

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    Anal glands are interior and I bet they do really hurt when infected. Lots of nerve endings there. What do you feed him and has he had problems with them in the past?
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    He's been eating eukanuba forever. 1 week ago I changed his food to 'taste of the wild' because I thought it would be better for him. And I've been giving him 50/50 of his old food and new one. Do you think it was the food?

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    Usually you want to transition more slowly - like 75% old food, 25% new for a week then gradually increase the quantity of the new food - but if you had no gastro issues (like loose poops) I don't think the food could cause anal gland problem. If he has had loose poop for a long time, it could be an issue. Firmer poop cleans out (expresses) the glands.

    Is he eating cooked bones?
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    add some canned pumpkin (plain) to his diet.

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