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    Default Horrible pungent pee left by my JRT/Cross when different delivery/postmen knocks.

    Hi, So I'm new to this forum thing...
    Was wondering if I could get some advice/suggestions on what to do about my JRT/Cross horrible pungent pee problem.
    Roary is an amazing rescue dog whom we've had for 3 years now. He has amazing sharp hearing and whilst this is fantastic for if there were an intruder, however he goes crazy and barks at the sound of anyone coming to our door. This is convenient for us if we don't hear a knock, however the past year we are finding that he will bark and leave a tiny spray/droplets of very concentrated pungent pee by the door, it's such a small amount that I'm usually on my hands and knees following the smell in order to find it so I can clean it up. Having him bark to notify us is great, but this pee (which smells very different to his normal wee) is horrific. He doesn't seem to do this all the time, mostly happens with delivery men or posties come around.

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    Sounds like he could be releasing from his anal glands. I had a fearful dog once that when surprised by a stranger would bark like crazy and sometimes spray anal gland fluid which smells disgusting. Dogs will sometimes release anal gland fluid when they feel under stress or have an intense experience.

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    Ooh yeah anal gland goop...

    Smells similar to rotting fish crossed with rotting eggs. Or skunk (if you've ever been on a Canadian freeway).

    You can look up how to empty these out for your dog on youtube. Definitely requires gloves and a lot of rags and best done outside. My best description:- totally gross. Yuck - beyond yuck.

    But most people prefer to pay vet or vet nurse or dog groomer to do it for them.

    Given your dog has a name in common with a Dr Who character...

    You might want to organise one of the delivery guys to bring you a UV light sonic screw driver - so you can use that to find the stinky spots of gland goo and pee...

    Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver of the 10th Doctor | ThinkGeek

    I'm not entirely sure why some dogs' anal glands stop emptying normally - I think it could be diet related ie my dog clears hers out when she poops. You can try changing your dog's diet a bit.

    If that system of naturally clearing stops working - you may need monthly trips to the professional to get it sorted. Or you organise for the glands to be removed by operation.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 11-27-2014 at 09:55 PM.

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    Possibly in this case it is just a natural excitement/fear reaction. My dog that did this had otherwise normal anal glands.

    Generally if there is a problem they get blocked and dont empty normally. I have a dog like this and I have to empty them manually once a month. Once you know how to do it it is no big deal and actually not that smelly. I dreaded it at first but not so bad LOL

    She is the only dog that I have had to do this for. I can tell when they need to be emptied because she becomes very uncomfortable.

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