Ok, I have noticed pain on my dogs rear end. Looking up further info i came across how to drain them yourself. Well with alittle concern i called the vet and he said yes infact you can do it at home. Now i have a few questions i forgot to ask the vet if anyone can help. What color should drain out and how many times should you do this. I pressed(i know graphic) and greenish yellowish substance came out. I pressed till nothing else came out. Now, if anyone else has experience from this and could give me alittle advice it would bbe appreciated.
I know when I take my dog to get them done every 6-8 weeks, they express them until they are empty. The substance that comes out is almost a blackish color but it is pretty clear and the vets said that it is normal. I would maybe call your vet again and tell them what came out and they may advise if you they are infected or not.
Hi, as a groomer, I can help here. we do the anal glands on every dog that gets a bath or groomed. some have nothing. The color and consistancy is different with every dog. I belive it has alot to do what kind of food they eat, and the treats they get. The biggest things to watch for is blood, if there is ever blood then that could be an infection. If the stuff is extremly hard to get out, or comes out anywhere other then the anus, that can mean absessed. Lastly keep and eye open for pain, redness or swelling, those can also be signs of a beginning problem.
Most dogs 6-8 wks is fine, it just depends on your dog. Keep and eye open for scooting, or biting his rear. That may be signs he is uncomfortable.
Is the greenish colored stuff comeing from around his anus, or from his actual glands? IS this the first time hes shown painfullness? I express them from the outside and from the inside. If you do it from the outside, you put your fingers on both sides the anus, push in slightly (don't hold the tail up to hard) Push in and drag your fingers out, squeezing the fluid towards you. If you did it that easily the first time good for you. Alot of people have a hard time doing it. Sometimes even the Vets at work ask me to do it, grooming for so many years has made it very second nature.
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