When I got him home I knew one thing, he would either live or die that night…and if I could see him make it through the night I could make him better, I could help him recover and become the beautiful cat The Gods intended for him to be.
Well, me little kitten lived…and I felt blessed. My beautiful cat could have been a show cat with his matched markings, he was that stunning. I believed he would be with me for a long long time.
Sadly, I only had Coffee for seven short months. What my Vet didn’t tell me was that Male Tabby Cat’s can’t eat ash, which you’ll find in most cat foods.
By not giving me this very important information I did as most and feed my cat standard cat food…ignorant to what it was doing to Coffee.
I was due to go out of town and noticed me tike had a swelling on his left side and rushed him to my Vet. I was told nothing even when I asked what was wrong…I got a shrug and told, “Ah, just a little kidney problem but I’ve given him a shot and he’ll be fine.”
Saddly...I trusted my Vet.
What I should have been told was the ASH in cat food wasn’t good for male Tabbies and to take him off it right away. The ASH had damaged his kidneys…but I wasn’t told. When the lump returned and it had a matching lump on the other side…I returned to the Vet and I was told he had to be put down…then is when I was told what caused the problem! Then…when it was too late to save my Cat.
And Now, many many years later, I have a sweet Yorkie-Poo. But this time, I’m suspicious of Vet’s and their motives of care for my pet. I’m thankfully more informed because I can ask the internet questions and get real honest answers. So, I did a ton of research and continue to do so whenever I see a problem with my tike.
There are things Vet should be telling us and they aren’t…WHY?
How many of you know about Anal Sac drainage for small, toy and tea cups dogs?
For that matter, even for bigger dogs. Any dog that does not have hard stool bowel movements!
And don’t trust the hard movement completely…some have hard movements and still don’t drain.
This is DANGEROUS! Yet not one Vet has told me about this!!! WHY?
Yet due to the health of my little dog, he does not drain his anal sac naturally…left un-drained these anal sac’s fill up, and like an abscess become infected and if left untreated (because we humans don’t know to be watching for this) the sac’s will erupt inside the dog or erupt through his skin making a huge hole next to his anus…hard to heal…if you’re lucky and your dog doesn’t die first!
Yet, it’s easy enough to take care of our little tikes. No, it isn’t a pleasant job to do BUT neither is changing a baby’s diaper. But if you love your dog you’ll do it or take him to the vet and ask them to do it for you.
If you see your dog scoot is butt across the floor (it isn’t always worms), He may be trying to drain that sac! He may sniff his bottom or tail a lot or if he cries out when you touch his back end…or what happened to me to make me aware of this problem…one day, out of the blue with NO SIGNS at all, you pick your little guy up and find a black gel on your arm…you’d better check him out.
It’s easy enough.
If you have a big dog…I’d take him OUTSIDE (wear gloves this is going to be messy) or if he’s a little one, put him in the tub and gently pick up his tail, use your other hand, placing your index finger and thumb around his anus in the 4 and 8 o’clock position, gently but firmly push in and up towards his tail…push IN just like you do squeezing a blemish…you might have to hold the push in a wee bit to get it to drain. Do it several times to drain it completely.
A yellow/brown liquid will come out. This color is good I’m told. If he’s infected this liquid will be gel like and be dark brown or worse - black (he’ll need medicine to cure this infection). IT WILL SMELL BAD! EXPECT THIS. And if the sac is over packed it will shoot out pretty far…so if you have the little guy in the sink, before you start - MOVE everything out of the way and be prepared to clean and sterilize everything afterwards.
I used a natural herbs to cure my dog…it’s your choice what you trust for his health…if you have a good Vet…take him in….and ASK questions and demand they answer you.
I don’t understand. VETS know this about our pets…why don’t they tell us what to watch for? It took me years to get over the early death of my Coffee…it was like losing a family member…
What is it VETS don’t get?