Our little beagle has been remarkably healthy - for which I am so grateful, however she has been smelling funny this week. When I walk into the house in the afternoons and she runs over to greet me, I run over to the back door to let her out quick and air out the kitchen.
The smell has seemed to come and go in the last week. But finally I tasked my daughter with bathing her - just to see if that helped. Maybe she had rolled in something outside...a bath would help regardless.
She is not a dog that loves to bathe - in fact, she really doesn't like water much. So when my daughter hollered from the bathroom, "Mom, c'mere," I assumed she needed help getting her into the tub. When I opened the bathroom door, though, she was scrubbing Canela, the Beagle's, backside. "Mom, she has poop all over her rear end." I didn't know "Poopy Butt" was a thing, but Google gave me lots of information about it.
I took her back to the groomer today, as the smell continues, hoping that perhaps something was blocked back there and they could fix it. They scrubbed her again and recommended a trip to the vet. So, next on the list is to get an appointment with the vet, which I will visit with my fingers crossed. We'd like to keep this perky girl around for a while longer - 12 is still young for a beagle, isn't it?
18 hours ago