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A certain somebody may need his anal glands expressed!

Post by Eleanor on Sun May 04, 2014 3:38 pm

He's been scooting and dragging his bum around a lot recently, so I'm going to check his anal glands later. Hopefully they won't need expressing, as it's messy, smelly and I'm sure he won't like it. May just need a bit of a clean.

The last dog I did it to almost seemed to enjoy it! laughing Can't say the same for me though!
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Post by Caryll on Sun May 04, 2014 4:54 pm

He's ok, he just enjoys scooting!

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Post by Eleanor on Sun May 04, 2014 4:56 pm

They don't need expressing. I checked before his walk and they're fine, which is a relief for me, as I wasn't looking forward to it!

Will still clean his bum and bits though, as his scooting has picked up a lot recently. Might be that he enjoys it, but cleaning won't hurt. I'd sooner clean the area to no effect than neglect to and leave him with possible irritation.
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Post by LyndaW on Sun May 04, 2014 7:11 pm

Thank heavens I haven't yet had a dog that scooted. If that ever occurs there is NO WAY I would squeeze his bum myself  sick 
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Post by Eleanor on Sun May 04, 2014 9:04 pm

laughing It is nasty stuff! Unfortunately, Demps loves to scoot. tongue

You should have seen the look on Dempsey's face when I investigated his rear end to feel his anal glands! I've never seen him look so offended! laughing
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Post by LyndaW on Sun May 04, 2014 10:52 pm

Who wouldn't?  laughing 

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Post by Eleanor on Sun May 04, 2014 10:56 pm

laughing Good point!
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Post by Wendy on Mon May 05, 2014 1:46 pm

I thought Buster's needing doing (skid mark on the upstairs carpet) so I watched a video to do it myself. I tried but nothing happened and Buster didn't like it. I was due to take him to the vets anyway for his booster so I asked the vet to do it but she said he didn't need it. He still sometimes drags his bum though so I don't know.
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Post by Eleanor on Mon May 05, 2014 3:20 pm

Could be that he needed to go to the toilet or he had an itchy bum. tongue

You should be able to feel if the glands are full. You'll be able to feel two pea-like (or marble-like) lumps around the anus. Lovely!
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Post by Wendy on Mon May 05, 2014 4:28 pm

No I can't feel that Eleanor, he must be ok then.
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Re: A certain somebody may need his anal glands expressed!

Post by Eleanor on Mon May 05, 2014 5:51 pm

Sounds like it! happy

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Post by Shisa on Tue May 06, 2014 8:06 am

If they have fleas they will also scoot when they're bitten on the bum.
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Post by Eleanor on Tue May 06, 2014 10:34 am

No worries of fleas! laughing I health check him every time he's groomed, so that's usually every day.
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Post by Caryll on Tue May 06, 2014 10:41 am

No, no fleas.

Personally, I think he likes it - dirty bugga! laughing 

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Post by Shisa on Tue May 06, 2014 12:03 pm

laughing laughing laughing 
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Post by Caryll on Tue May 06, 2014 12:04 pm

Something else he does is crouch & throw his head up & down. Hard to explain & I must try and get it on video some time. Again, I think he likes the sensation! covering eyes 

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Re: A certain somebody may need his anal glands expressed!

Post by Eleanor on Tue May 06, 2014 3:52 pm

Rubbing his bits against the floor!
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Post by Caroline on Thu May 08, 2014 8:08 pm

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