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Deuce has started biting at his butt a lot lately. He can't reach and ends up chewing right near his tail though. It is causing some irritation to his skin. Could this be b/c he needs his anal glands expressed? He leaks yellowish clear stuff on me sometimes when he sits on me, and it smells strange. I know they say they do the butt scooting if they need it done, but he doesn't do that. Whats up with him?
 

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augrad said:
Yeah - sounds like anal glands. Dontcha' just love that smell? :puke:

OMG.. Molly has to have hers done once a month and on the way home I wish she woulds stick her a$$ out the window instead of her head.The stench make me want to :pukeright:
 

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I've never had it done before. Guess thats my mistake. I think I am going to get it done this week at the groomer while he is there for his bath.
 

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Well, don't kick yourself. Some dogs never need it done. I only need to do Sophie's about twice a year, but Buster needs it done very frequently. I don't want you thinking that you missed something. For some dogs it comes with age.
 

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Anal glands

If the dog's diet isn't helping things..well..move through then that can cause the anal glands to become impacted. I feed raw with lots of bone, and since I started that 3 years ago I haven't had to deal with that lovely task lol. The bone in the diet sort of makes them push which expresses the anal glands. If the diet causes soft poop than it doesn't do it's job. Yup, nothin better than talking about crap lol. If you feed kibble, and your dog will eat whole raw veggies, the fibre can help with the "bum issue" Good luck with that one :p
 

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augrad said:
All right! I'm adding some fiber to Stinky-Butt Buster's diet!!!
Lol!


I hope I never ever ever have that issue with Tala. I also feed the raw diet, so hopefully the raw veggies will do their job.
 

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Well that makes sense. He has had the runs on the food I switched him to for a few weeks, but I just started the process of switching it again to see if a different food will be better on his tummy. Regardless, I need to get him to the groomer. His breath is now starting to get that nasty smell b/c he is always licking and biting at his bum. I try my hardest to keep butt and tongue away from me, but that is almost impossible. Thanks for all the advice.
 

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Oh yeah, forgot something. What kind of raw veggies would you suggest? Should I just mix them in the kibble or feed them separately. The only veggie he's tried was a carrot. He liked it, but I think he just thought it was a toy. He is teething and it was cold so I guess it felt good on his gums.
 

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Roxy loves fresh sugar snap peas, runner beans and cabbage centres..all uncooked, she also enjoys frozen baby carrots and sweetcorn :)
 
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