Any ideas? Is this colitis?
My puppy has had infected anal glands for the past few months, and he's been seeing the vet to have them expressed. At first, there was bloody discharge with his stool - this is what made me think he had a problem to begin with, and I could see the staining around his rectum, but he didn't scoot or lick the area.
So the liquid that's been expresses lately is a whiteish opaque, no longer bloody. It was accumulating in the right sac, but 2 weeks ago that one was empty and the left one had the substance in it instead.
His anus can go from fine and discharge-free to dark pink and sore looking, with the dark staining around it. He was fine until he started having symptoms of a season allergy, with the anal gland infection seeming to occur at the same time.
My vet suspected that a big beef bone could have caused it, but she asked for a fecal to rule out giardia, or any other parasites. This came back negative.
So right now I'm wondering if it could be stress induced? He's been on the same kibble ever since he was 8 weeks old, and he's now a year old. If it was an allergy that was kibble related, wouldn't this have been an immediate reaction?
He's back to the vet on Thurs. to have them looked at (yeah, I know, what a broken record that is) and he's been taking silicea for the past 10 days. I've been adding psyllium husk, coconut oil and pumpkin to his meals, which is Fromm's LBP. Coconut oil was also applied topically.
Does anyone have any thought about this? I like going in asking questions, lol. But I don't really know where to start. His stools are picture-perfect and he's not itching, his coat is glossy and his eyes and ears are clean and clear at the moment. This is frustrating, to say the least. I'm really trying to keep him off abx and the vet agrees with me, but this has to stop.