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smell - sorry a wee bit yuk

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by GillyR, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. GillyR

    GillyR PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2009
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    Fishy smell in female dogs.....what is it....i know it is coming from her private parts....just not sure which one?
  2. Mum2Heidi

    Mum2Heidi PetForums VIP

    Feb 17, 2010
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    Could it be her anal glands? Not really sure, prob best wait for someone who know what they are talking about to come along with a proper answer :D:D:thumbup:
  3. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

    Jan 2, 2009
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    I am 99% sure that smell will be her anal glands!

    They need to be emptied but please don't do it yourself, if the smell is really bad and you defo think it needs doing, then take her to the vet. It looks a simple task but serious damage can be done if people attempt to do it themselves with no prior training..... plus, you're highly likely to get covered in watery, pooey goo if you do it yourself :D

    A good sign that she needs her glands doing aside from the smell is if she is 'scooting' along the floor on her bum quite regularly :)

    And don't worry, it's not dirty or bad, a lot of dogs get it from time to time :)
  4. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    i try to avoid expressing anal-glands manually, UNLESS they are actually either impacted or infected -
    if they are impacted, the bump under the skin is palpable from the outside, just pressing lightly around the anus -
    the glands are at approx 4 + 8 on an analog clock-face, just put a pair of disposable gloves on, one hand restrains
    gently + one to feel, with light firm pressure.

    regular manual-expression (as in every 4 to 6-weeks when groomed, etc) can predispose them to infection
    and impaction, and they become dependent on being expressed - they quit working.

    if the glands are not working normally (they should express a small amount of fluid every time the dog stools,
    which of course we cannot see), then i add ROUGHAGE to their meals -
    either frozen French-cut green-beans -
    microwave for 90-secs, let stand to cool, + add to each meal -
    2 to 3-Tbsp per 10# of dog to get it going,
    1 to 2 Tbsp per meal per 25# dog for maintenance;

    or canned plain pumpkin. (pumpkin is far more efficient.)
    1 to 1.5 Tbsp of pumpkin-puree per 10# of dog to get things started well, and the same-amount per 25# of dog for maintenance -

    either is safe + simple, it is In Addition To their food, not in place of food;d + adds minimal calories.
    feel free to check with Ur vet to ensure that this is apropos for Ur dog.

    --- terry
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