What I've Learned: Dogs and Rectal Prolapse
A week ago my wife called me in a semi-panic (she was home from work for the evening, I was working at a cafe) because she thought our dog, a somewhat grizzled miniature poodle, had prolapsed his rectum (DO NOT GOOGLE THE TERM "PROLAPSED RECTUM"!) while straining out a hard poop. As it turned out, he had not; at the emergency vet he and I learned that 1) he had super badly swollen anal glands because 2) he had a bad tapeworm infestation because 3) he ate a mouse or something. Let this be a lesson to you:
- Do not eat mice.
- $150 is a cheap vet bill if you have spent the hour prior to getting that bill mentally preparing yourself to pay a grand for dog surgery or to have your dog euthanized.
- DO NOT GOOGLE THE TERM "PROLAPSED RECTUM"!