About a week ago Tonya noticed whenever she took me out to go potty, I would have a hard time relieving myself, and I would even whine in pain when I went poo. She also noticed that was sliding my butt on the ground more than usual. Well, about 3 days ago I started getting really sick, and I would not eat, or drink, all I would do all day was sleep on the floor, which is odd for me because when I usually sleep during the day I like to curl on the couch. Tonya saw how bad I was feeling, and finally got the nerve to lift up my tail and examine my bum (eww!). What she found was pretty bad! There was a big pink bump right on my bum, that my tail had been hiding. Tonya was very worried, but before we went to the vet, she looked up my systems online, and found out what the problem was. My anal glands, which are tiny sacs near my bum that help release waste, were inflated! She read that this is a very serious thing, and that, if they were not taken of, they could burst! About 10 percent of doggies have to deal with issues from their anal glands, because for some of us, they do not empty themselves out naturally, so they get bigger, and bigger, untill they can't hold anymore waste. The worst part about this kind of issue is that if it is not taken care of properly, and quickly, a dog can get an infection on his bum, and get very sick! After figuring out what was wrong, Tonya and my mom rushed to the doggie hospital and they took my temperature, and they found out I also had a fever. My doctor said I haid to go get surgery right away, so Tonya and mom left for the day, so I could have my surgery. The surgery went really will, and I feel alot better, but the bad thing is that now I have to go to the vet reguarly about once every 2 to 3 months now to get my bum cleaned out, so that this doesn't happen again.
Well anyway, Tonya is just glad I am ok, and I have been home since Wednesday night, resting, and on my way to a full recovery.