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Anyone else have to clean the back end of their pooch?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Micky93, Oct 31, 2012.


  1. Micky93

    Micky93 PetForums VIP

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    Yep, this thread really is what you think it's about :D

    Eddie has very long thick fur, especially around his back end. And regularly (every few weeks) has a 'problem'. By that I mean he can go to the toilet fine, but then gets into a mad panic because a little bit has got stuck in his fur and won't budge. It's quite a pathetic sight to see him dashing about the garden or walk with his tail down periodically scratching his bottom on the floor! When this fails it is left to me to step in. And the special bottom wipes come out (yes, he has his own box!) or a nice stick and leaf!

    I just wondered if anyone else has ended up becoming closely aquatinted to their dog's backside? Or is this a 'pleasure' I get to share on my own :eek:
     
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    Kilo is obviously shorthaired, but really panics racing about when he has what I term a 'dangleberry' - grass that has come halfway out. So yes, I'm closely acquainted with his backside from pulling out grass. Sometimes it's like that trick magicians do when they pull hankies from something and the string of hankies gets longer and longer.....:crazy::crazy:.
     
  3. Micky93

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    That has given me the chuckles! If anyone who didn't have dogs asked me right now what I was laughing about they would think I'm nuts! :p

    And I love 'dangleberry' that's brilliant! We normally just say 'he's got a keeper'. :eek:
     
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    Rex, thank Dog has never had a problem. Tess on the other hand.... well if we don't clip her wool, it gets very ugly. I spend a lot of time examining the wool length on her backside :rolleyes::
     
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    Archie gets dangleberries sometimes, so yes I am acquainted with his rear end.

    Val xx
     
  6. Luz

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    Well Daisy has long hair so sometimes get clinkers! i try and comb these out if possible. Otherwise its a bath and plenty of coconut conditioner! I too have long hair - which falls out a lot! Result- Its not unusual to have a sort of necklace effect coming out of the behinds of one or the other of the dogs! So I know about helping pull out the dangleberries!
     
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    Flynn has what the vet calls 'very healthy anal glands' in as much as he empties every time he poops. Great in some ways but being so 'keen' on emptying he'll sometimes do it in his sleep - yuk!!

    The terminology in this house is: 'I think Flynns gone fishing' and he is taken into the little loo, baby wipes, warm water and Hibiscrubbed up. He never gets 'dangleberries' though! :D
     
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    I carry baby wipes just incase ;)
     
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    Indie regularly goes Spanish on me, she gets a grassy@rse, get it :D

    Ok, I'll get mi coat.
     
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    If it's been a while since she was last groomed and things are a little loose for some reason one day, we sometimes have an issue. She makes it worse by scooting if she can feel something's 'stuck', so what started as a tiny bit get smeared all around :rolleyes:
     
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    Only if they've got a long bit of grass to pass, but mine are all short coated, and do nice solid poos. I have got overly familiar with the back ends of a fox terrier and a maltese we look after though.
     
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    I've had to do this a few times, but there's no fuss and he lets me do it quite the thing and doesn't move a muscle until i'm finished cleaning him up.
     
  13. Anne Marie

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    I've done it once or twice when she's had the runs and now i have to do the front bits as well now now she's in season. not nice at all. Its bad enough having to sort myself out when its the time of month... :blink:
     
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    I shave a little 'bridle path' down from Danny's butt...looks like an i. :D
     
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    Try a rough collie with colitis.......OMG, we weren't sure whether to trim, wash or scrub:cryin: . Unfortunately we ended up having to do all three:rolleyes:::rolleyes::

    Oh and as we've had 5 roughs now...it's kind of part of the territory[clinkers, dangleberries, room clearers etc] :crazy:
     
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    Sailor had the runs on a walk once and there was 'residue' left on his rear.... now his rear is at the same height as my knee :rolleyes: and much to my amazement, he backed up and cleaned his backside on my knee :eek:

    I am also very familiar with 'dangleberries' and it always happens when walking along paths, never in the woods or on the fields out of view :rolleyes:
    Non dog folk, must twitch behind their curtains thinking I'm perverted :lol: chasing my startled dog around in circles trying to grab his behind :lol:
     
  17. lynnie52

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    I have to do this occasionally with my greyhound Cleo, you know when she has got grass sticking out because her tail won't go down just stands to attention:001_smile:
     
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    I dont have this with my dogs, but get it with the cat :eek:

    I just cut the cats fur short around her bum, all the other cats probably laugh at her but it beats getting my arms scratched to pieces trying to bath her!
     
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