My dog is a standard sized German Schnauzer and for the past couple hours has been randomly whining/shrieking every couple of minutes. He hadn’t pooed for a couple of days, so we searched what would allow him to excrete and we eventually were able to coax him into passing waste.
Unfortunately, he didn’t stop whining or shrieking afterwards. He continues to whine every couple of minutes a very frightening whine. He has somehwat labored breathing, but for the most part just looks as a sick child would; scared, exhausted, in pain and somewhat oblivious. He also is hunching over and refuses to sit up straight as a dog normally would, instead he sinks back on the balls of his feet and refuses to let his butt touch the ground. There is swelling in the area between his anus and scrotum and when it is touched or grazed he winces and starts the whining routine. His stomach looks bloated and we’ve been giving him milk to help with excretion as we have read that this helps.
We have honest to God no clue what is wrong, and we aren’t in a situation where we can currently bring him to the veterinarian’s office. Are there any suggestions as to what may be wrong with him or what we could do to help?
Answer by MamaBas
The ONLY advice anybody here can possibly, responsibly, give you is to GET THIS POOR DOG TO A VET. This is the responsibility of every pet owner. You’ve already said he’s looking as a sick child would – would you just leave a sick child to suffer?
What you must absolutely never do is give a dog cows milk! Most dogs can’t tolerate this. And rather than improve things, you could make it ten times worse. If there’s an obvious swelling, surely you can’t just ignore it? My bet actually is he has anal gland problems, and the worst possible with that could be he’ll have ruptured glands, if that hasn’t already happened.
V E T !!! ASAP.