Bulldog twirling on bum and barking

summerep

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Hi all,
Was hoping to get some much needed advice my 8 month old bulldog for the past week or so has been twirling on his bum and barking and growling getting really frustrated. Last Saturday I rang the vet and they said it could be his anal glands needed expressing which I suspected so we took him in to get that done. It’s now a week later and he is still scooting/twirling and still barking/growling. I gave his tail pocket a good clean with some baby wipes this morning and this evening he is still getting frustrated.
He has been on piriton and has 2 a day for allergies as he tends to get congested when not having it so vet suggested piriton.
Think we’re gonna give the vet another call in the morning but any advice would be great! Thanks in advance! :)
 

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Cbrugs

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I would think anal glands or tail pocket. Are you going deep enough when you clean the pocket?
 
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summerep

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I would think anal glands or tail pocket. Are you going deep enough when you clean the pocket?
I would like to think I was going deep enough when cleaning it, I will give it another go today. Thank you :)
 

helsonwheels

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I would like to think I was going deep enough when cleaning it, I will give it another go today. Thank you :)
My brindle has a tail pocket issue n does exactly what yours is doing. Twirling away. Like mentioned you need to go deeper till you hit the back wall. You will need to make a mixture of essential oil that will disinfect inside. Just wipes isn’t enough if there’s redness going on inside. Or to find out if it’s red or infected, add witch Hazel mixed with coconut oil so it doesn’t sting too much.
 

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Agreed… anal glands, or tail pocket
 

missourbully

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Hi all,
Was hoping to get some much needed advice my 8 month old bulldog for the past week or so has been twirling on his bum and barking and growling getting really frustrated. Last Saturday I rang the vet and they said it could be his anal glands needed expressing which I suspected so we took him in to get that done. It’s now a week later and he is still scooting/twirling and still barking/growling. I gave his tail pocket a good clean with some baby wipes this morning and this evening he is still getting frustrated.
He has been on piriton and has 2 a day for allergies as he tends to get congested when not having it so vet suggested piriton.
Think we’re gonna give the vet another call in the morning but any advice would be great! Thanks in advance! :)
My female does that for either her tail fold or lady spot itching. She's never had her anal glands needed to be expressed.
 

Deanojft96

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My female does that for either her tail fold or lady spot itching. She's never had her anal glands needed to be expressed.
I used ermidra on a female foster as she had a deep corkscrew tail infection sadly infection too far gone now its been amputated
 

MsKay13

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Hi all,
Was hoping to get some much needed advice my 8 month old bulldog for the past week or so has been twirling on his bum and barking and growling getting really frustrated. Last Saturday I rang the vet and they said it could be his anal glands needed expressing which I suspected so we took him in to get that done. It’s now a week later and he is still scooting/twirling and still barking/growling. I gave his tail pocket a good clean with some baby wipes this morning and this evening he is still getting frustrated.
He has been on piriton and has 2 a day for allergies as he tends to get congested when not having it so vet suggested piriton.
Think we’re gonna give the vet another call in the morning but any advice would be great! Thanks in advance! :)
You must use baby wipes after they poop. Neo-predif powder will kill the infection.
 
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summerep

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My brindle has a tail pocket issue n does exactly what yours is doing. Twirling away. Like mentioned you need to go deeper till you hit the back wall. You will need to make a mixture of essential oil that will disinfect inside. Just wipes isn’t enough if there’s redness going on inside. Or to find out if it’s red or infected, add witch Hazel mixed with coconut oil so it doesn’t sting too much.
Thank you I will definitely have a look for these :)
 

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