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Hello,
Our 7 month old American Eskimo is having problems during defecation. He cries and just has small pieces of stool come out. Sometimes bleeding.
His anal tissue is puffy and has small ulcerations on it that just don't seem to heal. We put Desitin on it daily and give him Miralax/pumpkin to keep his stools
soft.

Vet has tried a variety of different antibiotics, topical creams, steroids oral and topical, changing diet multiple times..etc with no change. X-rays show nothing.

We have also been to a specialist, but no luck.

Anyone have any ideas...we are open to any suggestions that might be helpful.

Thank you for any ideas.
 

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Well, they thought it may be a fungal or bacterial condition; however, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antibiotics, etc have not helped. His little backside is so swollen that his stool comes out very thin and is difficult for him to pass.

Vet says no epsom salt baths or anything like that, but we had tried once and it seemed to calm him. We are putting
Desitin on it now, but the ulcers just don't seem to want to heal.

Just thought maybe someone out there might have dealt with something similar. The vets are a bit stumped..

Thank you
 

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I take it this is not somethng that has happened over the last few days or a week as you say youve changed diets a number of times see a vet and a specialist. Xrays would show some things but not everything that could cause this and your comment about his stool being difficult to pass and the bleeding makes me think this isnt an external problem but an internal one which would need a more invasive exam than an xray. There is a condition called anorectal malformation its rare but causes a narrowing of the anus (not the outside bit you see but the internal part ) making it difficult and painful to pass stools. Or there could be a problem with rectal polyps but Im just guessing..
I hate to say it but you need to see a different vet who will not just fob you off with a tube of cream but do a full exam and get to the root of this problem. Good luck
 

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Thank you so much, sounds like a strong possibility. I really appreciate some insight. All ideas are helpful. Would an anorectal malfunction be treatable? He is so young so it is really confusing to us.
 

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Hard for us to guess at what might be treatable or??? You need a Vet that will find the cause, then the Vet and you can decide what the treatment plan might be.
 

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Thank you so much, sounds like a strong possibility. I really appreciate some insight. All ideas are helpful. Would an anorectal malfunction be treatable? He is so young so it is really confusing to us.
Of course treatment is possible but you need to see a vet who will explore the options and do a full exam to find the source or the problems and not just treat the visible symptoms.
I am not a vet and evenif I was I couldnt help you via internet so find a good vet and make that appointment asap.
 

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I agree with all of the other people who posted on this thread. We are not the people to be asking. Take the dog back to a vet and/or get a second opinion.
 

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I take it this is not somethng that has happened over the last few days or a week as you say youve changed diets a number of times see a vet and a specialist. Xrays would show some things but not everything that could cause this and your comment about his stool being difficult to pass and the bleeding makes me think this isnt an external problem but an internal one which would need a more invasive exam than an xray. There is a condition called anorectal malformation its rare but causes a narrowing of the anus (not the outside bit you see but the internal part ) making it difficult and painful to pass stools. Or there could be a problem with rectal polyps but Im just guessing..
I hate to say it but you need to see a different vet who will not just fob you off with a tube of cream but do a full exam and get to the root of this problem. Good luck
I am so sorry for this poor little baby. How painful this must be just think of this is happening to you and you’ll get the idea. You definitely need to see another vet as soon as possible. I can’t believe that something can’t be done for this poor puppy.
 
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