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    She needed it done Myf.. the smell was awful and she was bum dragging constantly.
    She hasn't dragged her butt at all since having it done.

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    Does every small dog have to have it done?
    My parents have got my nana's dog when she died and we always had big dogs..

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    Yes I only have evr had 1 other than Chuckie who needed some just do!
    I think the bone problem was he was living on cooked bones & scrapes & was very constibated. I feed bones but not cooked & not as main source of protien like was happening to poor Chuckie.
    I think it will continue to get less now but if dosn't I will see about the op.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    The joy of being a groomer...... Anal Glands!!!!!

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    Lady has needed it done once, about this time last year, and hasn't needed it done again which is surprising.
    Roly is all clear.
    I get given the anal gland expressing job a lot, I don't think its that bad anymore
    Education not Legislation

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    Phew, I feel luck. All the dogs I have owned I have never had anal gland problems.

    Good for you for the self-fix
    Pets are forever

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    Anal glands are a common problem for many breeds of dog. Small dogs are often predisposed to having problems but any breed can be affected and some individuals are much more prone than others.
    If your dog is showing signs of anal gland impaction its important to have them treated (by your vet if there is pain or your dog is otherwise unwell) as often impacted glands can become infected and abscessed. This can result in a chronic problem where the gland is prone to repeated infections, and may need to be removed.
    It usually isn't suggested to move the glands just for the convenience of not expressing them, only if the impaction is severe or it gets infected.
    Definitely worth paying someone to do! Best value people ever get from their vet I reckon.

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