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Expressing Anal Glands
08-17-2015, 11:28 PM #16
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Yeah ~ I adopted an English Bulldog once. Took him to the vets for a going over and my vet chuckled as he snapped on the exam gloves and said "Welcome to the wonderful word of expensive veterinary medicine."

Bulldogs have all sorts of idiosyncrasies, and packed anal glands are among them. The vet did it himself with no fuss for him or the dog. Just slung an arm over his butt and went to work. He used a cotton ball and expressed the glands. The dog hadn't exhibited any problems but at least I knew what to look for after that introduction.

My suggestion is: Just go easy the first time with no trauma for either of you. If one is clogged, the attempt will stir things up some and the next time or two it will get easier to empty, and both you and Mason will be more at ease (if there is such a thing) with the procedure. It's better to do them regularly, or whenever you see him scooting. licking his bum or reeking.
08-17-2015, 11:40 PM #17
Mason Helpdesk Dog
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I like the smell of this thread. What's it about anyway?
08-17-2015, 11:44 PM #18
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chuckle.gif He's always lickin' something back in business class, like it's a default c:\ or something, but no on the scooting... it's definitely the reeking. İmage

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08-17-2015, 11:48 PM #19
Octo Mother Superior
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İmage
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08-18-2015, 01:34 AM #20
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(Sending Mason a quick p-mail...)

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08-18-2015, 01:49 AM #21
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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More on anal sacs...it seems Mason in within the 12%.

http://www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/...c_problems
08-18-2015, 02:52 AM #22
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm hoping it's just gas. He's been farting horrible toxic bombs a couple of days İmage
08-18-2015, 03:18 AM #23
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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If that's all it is perhaps I'll be spared... İmage

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08-18-2015, 01:32 PM #24
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Two bits of advise: Don't forget the lube and make sure to kiss him when you are done.


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08-18-2015, 07:25 PM #25
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif tenderly

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08-18-2015, 07:41 PM #26
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İmage
08-18-2015, 07:50 PM #27
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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chuckle.gif

Any way, my friend says that if the gland has impacted matter in it, then you could easily damage the gland by trying to drain it. She suggests you go to the vet for the first time, as the vet has a quick procedure to do this, and you need to know finger placement (2 and 4 o'clock...guessing) and what pressure to use. She also said she is going to buy a muzzle. So, that gives you an idea of what an ordeal this procedure can be.
08-19-2015, 07:52 AM #28
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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All in all, I'd rather do a dog... wait... that didn't sound right at all. hmm.gif

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08-19-2015, 08:33 AM #29
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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İmage



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