By cheekychimp23 - 24/07/2013 12:03 - United Kingdom
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You may need to change the dog food you are feeding her. Just a suggestion. It isn't right she should have that problem.
Dogs and cats tails are part of their spinal cord. When it is docked too short, the spinal cord became a bit mutated and can put pressure on the rectum, making it hard to poop. My cat is a manx so she naturally has to tail. Because on that her rectum is deformed and I have to help her poop sometimes. Two vets have told me that.
7-You do what is called an "expression" for the dog which is (For those who are sqeeemish, DO NOT READ ON) when you put two fingers on either side of your dog's anal glands and squeeze together, much like popping a pimple but with less pressure applied. Usually it's used if a dog has build-up in their anal sacs and start dragging their butt across the ground or biting around that area, but as in OP's case, it works to help your dog get poop out as well.
Just so people know I'm not a terrible dog owner - we have been to the vet numerous times and they told me it happens because her tail was docked too short when she was a puppy! I feed her oil but sadly it does not help. Sigh. Keep squeezing I guess. FML.