Latest in the saga of Harley the wonder pup... Harley is almost 7 months old now and I had him neutered the last week in Dec. Lately I have noticed a pea sized knot for lack of better description on each side of his privates. Its not in his stomach but more on the inside of his legs between his knee and private area. One side is a little larger than the other. It doesnt seem to be painful to touch but somedays they are more noticeable than others.We noticed them about two weeks ago but b/c he is not sensitive to them and b/c sometimes you cant see them, I havent taken him to the vet yet. My husband says he thinks it might be his "scent" glands. Is this normal in male dachshund puppies or any male dog for that matter?
Is it around the anus??? That is where the anal Glands(scent glands) are. One on the left, one on the right. If you don't know how to express them or check to see if they need expressing, Have your vet show you how. I do my dogs, no problem. If its not that area you are speaking of, I am at a loss as to what it is. Time to see the vet.
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No, its not around the anus, its between his privates and the inside of his knee but above the area of where his testicles were before he was neutered. One is larger (pea size) the other is small (bb) and at times neither is visible.
Icy, I did a little research on your reply. The area Im describing is more so in underside of his knee not at the base of little boy part. I could be a little more discriptive but to avoid being graphic, would this gland still become enlarged if he has been fixed? It resembles a hernia more than anything but is not sensitive to touch. It prob time for a trip to vet, I just wanted to get a few facts before I took him.