New to forum - help needed
Hi. My name is Dave and my wife is Mary. We have two little guys. Gus is 4 years old and Petey is 21 months old. Both are domestic shorthairs. I hope someone here can give us some advice about Petey. We took him to the vet's when we noticed some blood in his stool. The vet diagnosed him as having an anal gland infection, expressed the gland and put him on an antibiotic (I don't remember which one). When we took him home, be became incontinent and started leaving stool and urinating all over the place. The vet said that was probably due to the pain from the gland, that it would clear up, and to keep going with the treatment. After the two week course of medicine, Petey was marginally better. We took him in for the follow-up and the vet did another rectal exam and pronounced him well. We took him home and the incontinence reoccurred. We brought Petey in again and the vet put him on a different antibiotic. He seemed to get better and yesterday seemed to be a lot better. Today, the problem came back. He cried when he used the litter box then defecated and urinated outside of the box. We're at our wit's end. Petey has been a brave boy through all this, but we don't know how much more suffering he can take. Sorry for the incoherence of all this, and it's a downer of an introduction, but if anyone has any ideas please let us know. Thank you.