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    Default Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused...

    Last week Stella developed a foul odor coming from her bottom. From my research here, we decided it was her anal glands. We watched a couple YouTube videos, and off we went. Our attempts produced nothing! So, I took her to the vet the next morning. Vet said right side was empty, but left side needed drained. GREAT! $50 later we were out the door and back to normal, or so I thought. I bathed her today, but the smell still isn't gone. It isn't near as bad as before the vet emptied her, but still noticeable. Any thoughts??? I clean her with baby wipes every time she goes.


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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    I have NEVER had to deal with this with Bella thank heavens, i dont think my belly would let me!! Good luck and your baby is so adorable!!
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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    Sometimes they are not fully empty -next day i have to express Lilys again -this time not much coming out
    It is hard at first to locate the glands -as you already watched videos you know where they are located -and what to do ,and way to olace the tissue etc to collect the liquid so its no point for me to explain
    its a bit of a hit and miss when it comes to a bulldog -i got a problem finding lilys - i usually push both of my fingers a bot harder (not to hard ) and while my fingers are in (skin not bum lol) i move upwards-then i can just about to feel a small sack -like a soft ball - one if them is usually more full than the other one (sometimes both are full but that is rare) - and as i keep my fingers on both glands i always find it better to express
    Also i "hang" lily of the sofa - so i can have better access -and if your baby got a tail try to lift it -for some reason i can feel glands quicker then
    Sometimes -i just "work" from memory ;-)
    With Shy is very easy once i lift her tail
    When i first started to express glands i had problem locating them so i had to press my fingers harder as it was eater that or she would leak foul smell all over the place
    Personally i dont see a point paying someone what i can do so i learned as sometimes she can leak on a weekend or in the car!-yuck!!!!!(smell is truly awful!!!!)
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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    Does she have a tail
    Pocket? If the smell is still there I'm wondering if she's got a dirty pocket...

    It's right under the tail but above the anus, hard to find unless you feel for it. Some are extremely deep but even a small one can get bad fast.


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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    I can't offer you advice but I'm sending my well wishes your way that this gets resolved soon!

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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    Sorry I do t have any advice to give, as I haven't experienced this yet with my guys. You have already gotten great advice from Pati, and Lisa. If its not the anal glands, then it could be the tail pocket, my guys don't have a tail pocket either, so I haven't had to deal with this either. Hope you are able to pinpoint the source, and resolve the smell. Just wanted to say your baby is super cute. Good luck.
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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    Mabel has quite a deep tail pocket which has to be cleaned regularly. I would imagine they can get quite stinky. We refer to the leakage from the anal glands as "stinky fish butt." Mabel can almost clear the room!




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    It NEVER fails to amaze me how much we adore these bullies w/such
    gross, strange & quirky issues that we do (or get done) these things
    for them. Especially me, I'm such a girlie girl and all the ladies here...
    you just can't explain bully crazy love to those that don't have it and
    sometimes, even to yourself! It just IS~GOD bless everyone & our bullies!


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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    I got my Elmo yesterday at 6:00 AM a transport team brought him to me from the breeder. He is a Cutie, I will post a picture of him when I find out how to do it with our new computer, our old computer was so easy, not this new one, anyway, Elmo had a smell to him at his anal, so I cleaned him up and made sure he was dry. Can I put Baby Powder around his tail pocket? Or if not what can I put on Elmo's tail pocket after I clean it? Thank You, Susan Moore

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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    Yeah I can always tell when Franklin needs his tail pocket clean it starts to stink a little

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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    Ya Im with everyone else on this one... Im guessing its the tail pocket :/ Those can get pretty stinky

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    Default Re: Sorry this is gross, but I'm confused…

    Quote Originally Posted by My Otis View Post
    I got my Elmo yesterday at 6:00 AM a transport team brought him to me from the breeder. He is a Cutie, I will post a picture of him when I find out how to do it with our new computer, our old computer was so easy, not this new one, anyway, Elmo had a smell to him at his anal, so I cleaned him up and made sure he was dry. Can I put Baby Powder around his tail pocket? Or if not what can I put on Elmo's tail pocket after I clean it? Thank You, Susan Moore
    Gold bond would be better than baby powder. To clean it either douxo pads or malacetic products.


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