Anal Gland Issues
We went camping about two weeks ago and Rocky snagged some chicken off my boyfriend's plate. If he eats even a bite of human food, he has diarrhea. This usually leads to a trip to the vet 2 or 3 days later to express his anal glands. Any time he has diarrhea, he has that issue.
Anyways, so we took him to the vet and they expressed his anal glands. Two days later, he was biting and licking his anal glands and scooting on the floor. I was boarding him that weekend, so I asked the vet to check them again (and charge me of course) and express them if they needed it.
When I picked him up, they said he was fine.
However, it has been three days now and he continues to scoot (only 1-2 times a day) and has "fish-butt" smell (which lead me to believe he needed to be expressed), and keeps biting at his anal glands like they itch.
I honestly feel stupid taking him back a 3rd time, but I don't want him to be in pain. Any ideas as to what this could be?
--Stools are solid
--Every other day there will be the tiniest drop of blood on the outside of the stool from where he was straining to push it out (possibly a tear?) The vet advised me that he could have a tear from when he had diarrhea
I have more than enough money to take him to the vet, and if that is what you advise, please reply soon since the vet is closed tomorrow.
Any other advice would be appreciated too.