My little Jinx pup was not feeling her best yesterday, so off to the vet we went. I left the room when the vet and his helper drew blood, but my poor baby cried. She’s so thin-skinned! It looked like a massacre had taken place when I got back there when they were done! They had to poke her twice to get enough blood to analyze. The tech ended up with blood on her hand, and it transferred back to Jinx. The tech cleaned her up, and I comforted my furry kid as best I could.
I think she is now on the mend, but when we got home I noticed that Jersey the Maine Coon was grooming and growling when I tried to take a look. I loaded her up this morning, and we went to the vet.
WARNING: GROSS INFORMATION COMING!
The vet said he might need to sedate Jersey to get a good look at the problem, so he told me to go get some coffee. I stayed away as long as I could (about ten minutes!) and returned to see what was going on. Poor Jersey had a problem with her anal glands. Since the glands were full and they keep producing more “gunk”, it had no place to go. According to the vet, it took the “path of least resistance” and made an opening in her soft tissue. OUCH! My poor sweet girl!
The problem has been fixed—she was “cleaned out” and medicated, and she also has some meds to start this weekend. Jersey acts like she feels better already, so that makes me happy.