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    I had the same thoughts about anal glands untill one of my dogs developed a problem with one of her anal sacs. Now I do it monthly and it is extremely easy and not messy or smelly. I just put on a latex glove and express the sac internally which gives her a lot of relief. A good dob of KY jelly is essential to the process. You should have seen the look on the young male pharmacists face when I told him what the KY jelly was for, I dont think he entirely believed me judging by the smirk on his face LOL.

    I always inspect my boys bits during grass seed season. I guess one had to do what one has to do. I always have latex gloves and KY jelly on hand for the messier jobs.

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    I've never done anal glands either, although I've seen it done once at my work...

    I think you're right Kalacreek, its not really messy if its done regularly or not a problem for the dog... however if its not done regularly and is a problem for the dog.... goodness gracious. I'm not exaggerating when I say that gunk squirted about 1.5 meters up onto the walls!!! It went everywhere!! That dog needed a second bath and a good dose of perfume before she could go home! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    I've never done anal glands either, although I've seen it done once at my work...

    I think you're right Kalacreek, its not really messy if its done regularly or not a problem for the dog... however if its not done regularly and is a problem for the dog.... goodness gracious. I'm not exaggerating when I say that gunk squirted about 1.5 meters up onto the walls!!! It went everywhere!! That dog needed a second bath and a good dose of perfume before she could go home! Lol
    Yes I have heard of similar experiences. I just gently find the full anal gland sac and roll it between my fingers. I can feel the contents squirting out against my gloved finger but so far I seem to have been able to achieve this squirting inside the anus. I just keep going till everything is emptied. Certainly so far no drama at all. I do it about once every 4-6 weeks or when I start to see the dog becoming uncomfortable.

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    Take the dogs temp, high = vet
    Mine occasionally catch theirs on fences, branches (ouch) and penis' have a great blood supply, they heal fast.

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    why do dogs get impacted anal glands, i seriously have owned around 30 dogs in my life time, not one of them have had this problem?

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    Methinks y'all just jinxed yourselves ....talking about the dreaded 'A.S clearing'. I'm not even typing it.

    Touchwood, fingers and paws crossed ...i've never had to do it either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    why do dogs get impacted anal glands, i seriously have owned around 30 dogs in my life time, not one of them have had this problem?
    My family and I have also owned a lot of dogs and never had this problem untill now with this one dog. Apparently there is a genetic component to it.

    Seriously though today I had to pull 3 dead and decaying lambs out of a ewes uterus to save her life, it was horrendous.

    Makes doing the anal sac thing a walk in the park!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Seriously though today I had to pull 3 dead and decaying lambs out of a ewes uterus to save her life, it was horrendous.

    Makes doing the anal sac thing a walk in the park!
    Oh gross!! Not a pretty sight, things like that, I've seen similar things with cattle.

    My dad found a half grown calf (looked like a little hairless alien) in the middle of our paddock once... dunno how that happened, the mum was fine. Its like she just gave up on being pregnant

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