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Hello all,

Just trying to see if I can get some word of advice for our current situation*

Ever since yesterday, Bianca has been letting out some not so good smelling liquid out of her rear-end. Very fishy smell that is pretty putrid. It isn't a lot of liquid, more like some drops. I looked online and it seems that she is emptying her anal glands? Yikes.

Anyone have experience with this? Any remedies?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Yeap, sounds like the anal glands need to be expressed. If you haven't done it before look online or refer to a dog book on how to do it. It's pretty easy but smelly.
 

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Yep, what Brien said!
I usually let the vet or the groomer do it, I have yet to tackle that very stinky situation on my own.
 

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Originally Posted By: RosColeYep, what Brien said!
I usually let the vet or the groomer do it, I have yet to tackle that very stinky situation on my own.
You read my mind
 

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That is one thing I don't mind paying the vet for!! Gag. Plus a few times there have been infections involved that needed meds. Molly only had the issue once when we first got her from the shelter but has been fine since. I always feed them mostly dry food and that helps to push out the ick.
 

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Originally Posted By: Mollys MomI always feed them mostly dry food and that helps to push out the ick.
I have learnt something new - both the gland problem and what to do to help prevent it - thank you !!
 

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^^ Yes - bigger and firmer poops definitely help express the anal glands without the need for human interference! Increasing fibre in the diet is a good idea to accomplish this.
 

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Anal glands are always one of my favorite topics!!
That is when we know we love them - even if they poo butt!
 

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We always let the groomer do it. We know it's time to get it done when we start smelling fishy nickels.
 

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Willie has this issue. It's the worst thing I've ever smelled from a dog in my life. Like a combo of fish and rancid grease. It's unmistakeable. I've bulked up his dry food with additional fiber to try to help with it, but when his stools get too bulky, then the gets constipated, so it's a delicate balance. But it's definitely the most unpleasant smell. When we do see the droplets on, say fabric, it's a bright greenish yellow. And then he always tries to clean it up, so then his breath is fabulous. Ick.
 

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Plain old canned pumpkin will help firm up stools if needed.

As a groomer I do this often. I can say its deffiently not one of my favorite parts lol
 

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eeewwwww ;-)
yea after that you can help in prevention by firming up her stool so it's naturaly expressed.
 

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Anyone know a rough cost on how much it is to get a vet/groomer to take care of this? It's not something I'm willing to handle on my own, lol.
 

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It costs us about $50, but it's probably cheaper anywhere other than Santa Barbara. :giggle:

Our young beagle Jack took to rubbing his butt on the floor, like they do when they have worms. The vet said no worms, but glands that needed expressing. :cry:
 

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Wow, 50 dollars is expensive, we pay 11 euros for glands and nail clipping at our local vet. My hubby would gladly pay ten times that to get out of it though :)
 

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My 2 both have fishy butts as we call it:faint: The vet expressed them once and it sprayed her in the face and on her top:eek: She just laughed and said it was a good job she wasn't out after work!
 
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