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post #11 of 210 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Perianal fistula

Thanks everyone. I spent most of the night napping and waking up to check on max, so he won't lick and dig into the site. I'm getting up to go t bed now. I am so bummed.

Patti, thank you so much, I will have to reread tomorrow to get everything again. Also, didn't think about the anal gland. I wonder what abx they use. I pulled him off abx to have this blood culture done, and started them again tonight. Don't know if they are the right ones though. I've never heard his stomach so noisy.

Joanne, right before the vet appt, he had pure liquid diarrhea come out. I thought he was reacting to the probiotics maybe. Then this. I have been trying rice the last many days, to try to get weight on both him and Indy. They've both been grain free forever.

He's also been battling an ear infection triggered by herbs from the acupuncture vet. He doesn't do herbs well because of his allergies.

I'm gonna go to sleep and feel sorry for all of us here for awhile. Guess I'll regroup tomorrow.

Guess I'll hope for a burst anal gland???


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Oops, yes Joanne, I have 4 Paws, why?


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That first Chinese herb that Patti is mentioned is in there - but not the second one.

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Originally Posted By: LisaT I have been trying rice the last many days, to try to get weight on both him and Indy. They've both been grain free forever.
Neither LJ nor Steel can eat rice. I use Quinoa.

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Joanne, may I ask what happens to LJ and Steel when they eat rice? (sorry to highjack, Lisa!) Grimm doesn't do well on it either.

Wishing for an easy solution for Max-- may it just be a ruptured gland and nothing more serious.

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Re: Perianal fistula

Lisa,,hey join the club(( altho right now I have no PF dogs.

What I would do right now,,shave his butt good, Definately have the glands checked out, sometimes pf results from an anal gland infection, (which both mine were from) vs true PF's.

Don't want to bum you out more, but since Max has alot of other issues, well, if pf's are gonna show up, you'll find it does on dogs with allergies, ibd, sibo, o ther issues ((

DESITIN! You can try it, alot of us "pf'er's' have had success in clearing up reoccurances with Desitin,,(the zinc oxide),,,I put it on a q tip and apply IN and around the area a couple times a day,,

Most importantly, you wanna keep that area clean and dry if possible...

Diet is important, (your doing good there),,pumpkin (canned) could help...

ask away,,definately join te PF group..hey whats one more email list?? Good luck
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Originally Posted By: BrightelfJoanne, may I ask what happens to LJ and Steel when they eat rice? (sorry to highjack, Lisa!) Grimm doesn't do well on it either.

Wishing for an easy solution for Max-- may it just be a ruptured gland and nothing more serious.
Patti, I swear the diarrhea gets worse!

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Thanks Joanne, will look it up. Patti, no problem$ with the highjack.

Diane, I am very sorry to say this, but when I first thought of PF, I thought of you what a thing to be remembered for, eh???

Max is one walking pile of inaflamed mucous membranes, so I know he is very susceptible to this stuff - he's set up for almost any of the bad things that GSDs get.

The abcess is on the right side, pretty close to where the anal sac is, so maybe we will catch a break. I guess I'm hanging on to that thought right now. Last night I was cleaning it out with peroxide and it felt hard underneath. I don't feel the same thing this morning, so maybe that's a good sign.

We have an appt in 3 hrs, with the same vet that did Max's bloat surgery. If it's the gland, I guess it needs to be cleaned out. He had anal gland problems about 2 or 3 yrs ago, but they've been fine since. Guess they haven't been checked in the last 6 months though.

Well, I guess I will know more this afternoon.


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I gotta give you guys credit - I don't even know where anal sacs are. I know they are "back there" somewhere.

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Re: Perianal fistula

If it is PF's, Lisa, the dog from the shelter, Hans was on a no grain and no meat diet. He was put on Wellness Fish & Sweet Potato food. He has been out of the shelter for about 4-5 months and doing great. Hope for Max does well.

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