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    Today for the first time, I did Mileys anal glands. I can't believe the stench OMG
    At least now when I dry her off after a wash she doesn't have a weird smell coming from her. She smells sooooo lovely now

    Oh and I saved myself $30 doing it LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Today for the first time, I did Mileys anal glands. I can't believe the stench OMG
    At least now when I dry her off after a wash she doesn't have a weird smell coming from her. She smells sooooo lovely now

    Oh and I saved myself $30 doing it LOL


    What the ????

    How do you do anal glands ?

    edit I've lived a sheltered life.

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    Youtube squeezing anal glands and you get video instructions

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    eeeww
    Maybe 30 bucks isn't so bad

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    Rofl

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    Great link...........
    It is rather simple to do(but very yukky) & makes the dogs alot more comfortable. Our Chuckie(newest pack member 2kgs of attidude in poodle body with silky ears, lol) has real problems & the only way to keep him totally comfortable it needs done weekly & was more when he first got here. I don't think it will always be this bad as I do think in Chuckies case it was caused by really poor quality diet resulting in him being totally impacted with bone poos & really poor ongoing hygine & grooming especally around his bum & under tail regions.

    Good on you pugger as you'll never pay to have it done now you can do it yourself & although $30 isn't bad it adds up. Especailly with a case like The Chucksters, lol..........
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    When we got to needing to get the glands done every month on my mum's old dog, we opted for getting them removed altogether. Might be a better option than a weekly (OMG) clean out.

    I've heard doing it extremely often (ie more than once every few months) is not good for the dog, ie the more you do it, the more you have to do it or something like that. I could be completely wrong about that.

    I've had my dog for a couple of years and she's never gotten that ugly smelly fish bum smell (touch wood). A friend's dog - the same age - male - did need doing. But he gets a lot more bones than my dog. I don't know if bones are the problem though. I suspect cheap supermarket food wouldn't help though.

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    My dog is fed a ton of fibre, including raw bones, mince, vegies and he gets psyllium husks in the roo I give him. It makes the poo bulkier, but he has still needed to have his glands expressed. I had it done by a vet once--more trouble than it was worth, he is extremely difficult to handle & will bite anyone but me--and since then just do it myself. Much simpler and less stressful, but I do recommend you have a groomer or vet show you how to do it first.

    I'd get them removed if I wasn't worried about possible nerve damage and incontinence I've heard of. Plus, very expensive and last resort I'd think. I do Carl's every 2 weeks, maybe more. When he starts smelling fishy, basically. It really isn't too bad once you get used to it, and as long as it's fluid coming out, the dog is generally fine.


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    Once it gets done once, it'll need to be done more regularly.
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