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Anal Gland Question

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What does the anal gland discharge look like?
Can it be kind of goopy (like clear snot) and/or have a yellow tint to it?

Does it smell like butt?

We were sitting on the couch watching NCIS when Abby got up and twirled herself around and I felt a wet spot on the couch and noticed another one that she started licking at. They stunk horribly!

I looked to see where it came from and I couldn't tell. Neither part looks infected, irritated, or anything else.

Should I call her vet tomorrow? She's acting fine, and has been fine all day today. Though she did seem uneasy right after this happened.

It got on my arm and on my leg, I've already taken a shower and it still smells
I read online that alcohol will help remove the smell so I'm going to try that. Luckily we had a couch cover on and that's in the washer now.

Her area still smells too.

And no, she hasn't been scooting, licking her butt incessantly.
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Yep from what you have described Jamie I would say it was definately her anal gland secretion that you got all over you lol

It's normally like snot in consistency and can be clear or brown tinged and boy does it SMELL....worst smell ever.

When I go downstairs first thing in the morning I can always tell immediately if one of the dogs have expressed a bit in the night because the living room STINKS. Then I have to hunt around to find where it is which isn't that difficult

Rosa has a habit of expressing hers when she gets excited. When she hears daddy's car pull onto the drive she jumps up on the sofa to look out the window and sometimes leaves a little deposit for me to clean up. Lucky my sofa is leather so I can just wipe it off.
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