So, I think Snoops may have full anal glands.
I just got off the phone with the vet and we talked about his allergies clearing up - he had developed bumps near his chin/neck. Snoops has been taking Benadryl and antibiotics to clear up infected bumps (hives). I mentioned that he has developed intense licking and itching near his rear end. He has dragged his butt along the ground 2 or 3 times.. but it is very seldom. Just constant licking.
The vet mentioned that it may be full anal glands and to bring him in so she could check. Quite honestly tho, I'm not sure that I want to pay $75 for her to take a look at this.
Any tips on how I could do this myself? What should I look for? How do I know if they are impacted? Snoops apparently has them expressed whenever he goes to the groomers (and he has been there regularly)... but who knows if they actually do this, or if I just pay for the service out of the kindness of my pocket book.
I know this is a dirty job.. yeeeech!
and not looking forward to it. But any advice is appreciated!!!