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Hello, and thank you. I have had my Puppy for a about a week He is only a bit more than 2 months old. This morning I noticed that he has this yellow stuff coming from his anus. I searched online couldn't find like what he is going through. He isn't acting any different than normal. He is just as playful and happy as he has been since day two, day one he was a little nervous. He isn't licking himself, he is scouting against the floor. He isn't biting himself. He is just oozing out of his butt, I'm keeping an eye on him making sure he is asking normal. Should I take him to the vet? or Is there something I should do at home?

Well it's most likely from a food change. What are you feeding him? Has he been wormed?
If he is scooting it might be that his anal glands are impacted.

If that is the case, then yes, he should be seeing a vet. If it smells really horrid, worse than any poop, then it's probably anal gland overflow and that stuff is nasty!

Since he could even have an infection in the glands, you do need to take him in.

You can have him looked over while you're there and have his well-puppy exam and get him started on his vaccinations (hopefully he's had one) and get him on heartworm prevention.

Most monthly Heartworm preventatives have worming medications in them as well, making it easy for you to keep him parasite free.

But yes, call the vet tomorrow and get him in there.  

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Jana Connell RVT, CVT


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