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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, you have had the wonderful experience of being expressed upon!

Maggie often did it when she was excited (like on the scales at the vet's office!!
) Sometimes they scoot and lick, but sometimes they don't; perhaps hers were just full and needed expressed.....

Anal glands hold the dog's 'personal' scent, and usually empty when the dog is poo-ing; It lets all the other dogs KNOW who they are. Skunks also have anal glands which hold their 'personal' scent.....what grows in those glands is beyond description.

I hope she doesn't develop problems.....because expressing glands is a test of one's gag reflex
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