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Old 11-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do they have a sort of unpleasant, fishy smell? Wondering if I have to take Ruby to the vet or groomer to be checked.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very unpleasant, nasty smell. Is she dragging her bottom? It might not hurt to have them checked. If they are full and she cannot express them when going to the bathroom it is very uncomfortable for her. Also they could become infected and require surgery.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, she's not dragging her butt, and maybe it's just nasty gas or something lol, but I don't want her to be uncomfortable if it could be anal glands. I will keep an eye (nose?) on her tonight and if she's still stinky tomorrow afternoon I'll take her to the groomer's.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've had that fishy smell with my 10 month old beagle. But it went away when I gave him a bath. It happened twice. Once I gave him a bath the smell was gone. He wasn't rubbing his butt on the floor either time.


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Gross smell, Cobi's smell like very bad spoiled meat. We take him to the vet/groomer every month to have it done...along with this bath, nails etc. Another groomer could do it, but he is an older beagle, and I would just feel better to have the vet do it. If they burst while they are full (like scooting on the carpet) OMG, your carpet will stink to high heaven. Cheaper to have the glands expressed than clean the carpet.
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When we take Rascal to the vet's next time, we will have them check the anal glands too. Rascal's smell fishy and it gets on our clothes when she sits on our lap.
She doesn't drag her bottom though. Our Lucy did that so I don't think they are stopped up like Lucys' were.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Guess I forgot to update this--bad of me. Only a few hours after I posted this, Ruby had her puppies. Guess the smell had something to do with that, lol. The vet says that sometimes the "waters" have a slight fishy smell, but I have a hypersensitive nose so I picked it up as being stronger than it was.
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