The tail btwn the legs

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  1. whackichic

    whackichic New Member

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    Biz is a submissive dog as it is. Fri his tail was down either to the side or btwn his legs. I talked to him & pet him to see if he would wag his tail and nope. He would sit really fast and lick a bit. I looked to see if something was there and he didn't want me touching his tail. He wasn't lathargic or sad, he still had the spark in his eye, played with a ball, and acted normal, but his tail. Sat I woke up w/a bladder infection so I was in bed and the bathroom all day til the meds kicked in, but saw that his tail was the same. He played with Gabbi, ate, peed & pooped and acted the same.
    Today (Sun) his tail is up, wagging and normal.
    Friday I made an apt with the bet for Monday.
    Someone said it was probably his anal glands and another said blockage.
    I didn't see anything obvious in the poop I cleaned up, but I confess I didn't really spread it out to look either.
    I am wondering if I should cancel the vet apt or take him just to make sure.
    I'm leaning towards taking him in.
     
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    Anytime my dog has ever done this he has had a piece of poop stuck in his hair or something that didn't come out all of the way. If I am very slow and gentle, he will let me look and clean him up. If he is acting normal now, I really wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    I would take him to the vets, he could have a spinal injury (in his back, not the tail). X rays should be taken to rule it out. What breed is he? How much does he weigh? and is the other dog the same size or larger? Does he have a long back, and does he jump down from a high bed?

    Good Luck
    Lynn
     

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