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Old 10-20-2012, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, Lyna has NEVER smelled bad, until this month. She lives in an apartment, so when she goes outside, she's on a leash and doesn't get to roll in stuff. She does go to doggy day camp, so I don't know what she does there, but it's a clean facility and doesn't smell. She gets a bath every couple weeks. She's 3 years old and spayed if that helps any. She's eating Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance Chicken & Brown Rice which from my research is a good food. She's not itchy too much, she just rolls around on the floor some when she seems bored which she's always done.

But she just smells....fishy. Which I googled "My dog smells like" to which it instantly suggested fish, so obviously I'm not the only one. Google suggests anal glands are the source. We just had her anal glands expressed Aug 20th or so because she was scooting around on her bum. How often do most people have their anal glands expressed? Isn't it bad to have them expressed more often than not?

Please help! I want to cuddle with her, but she smells to bad...
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I end up having to do Hunters Anal Glands at least once every 2 weeks.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I end up having to do Hunters Anal Glands at least once every 2 weeks.
Is this a typical thing or is it because something has happened to your dog? And does it occur more with dogs or bitches? It's the first time I have heard of this.
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From what i have learned it is a beagle thing but all dogs can have them emptied. All my friends with beagles or beagle cross need to do them often. Nothing has happened to her just something that needs to be done.
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could be anals. I never empty my dogs they dont need it. the more often you do it the more they need it.

as for the food. id look at other brands. the cost of hills for the quality of it is outrageous. hills isnt very good and very very over priced
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as for the food. id look at other brands. the cost of hills for the quality of it is outrageous. hills isnt very good and very very over priced
I get a discount on the science diet is why I use it. I also picked the best quality one that they offer--Ideal balance. I know their regular adult dog food is crap. I was feeding her Simply Nourish which is the PetSmart brand's premium dog food, but she didn't ever want to eat it.
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I take my dog to the vet for hers about every month to month and a half. I tried doing it myself once and just about passed out from the smell. =X
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