He’s having problems pooping he keeps scooting and anal swollen

Scooting , diarrhea and anal gland look swollen

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Dog

Maltese

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Dr. Deliman

Veterinarian

Specialty
Care, Common Problems

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It sounds like your Maltese is experiencing some discomfort with his bowel movements and may have a problem with his anal glands. Scooting and diarrhea can be signs of irritation or infection in the anal area, and swollen anal glands can be a sign of infection or blockage.

Before going to the animal hospital, you can try to make your dog more comfortable by providing a soft, clean place for him to rest and by giving him plenty of water to drink. You can also try gently cleaning the area with a warm, wet cloth to remove any feces or debris that may be causing irritation. However, it is important to keep in mind that these measures are only temporary and that your dog may need more specialized care from a veterinarian.

If your dog's symptoms do not improve after a day or two, or if they become worse, it is important to take him to the animal hospital as soon as possible. The vet will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the appropriate treatment.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.

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