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    So my Vegas needs his anal glands expressed, my regular vet is out of town til Monday and had another vet filling in for him. I took Vegas today to get expressed (My vet is a walk in and wait your turn vet) AND VERY GOOD WITH AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN WITH VEGAS!!, Anyway, I waited, got into the room and told the vet what I needed done and the vet told me "NO" I would have to wait til Monday when Dr. Butler was back that she did NOT do that, especially with an English Bulldog, because he has no tail. I was VERY surprised AND upset because it is really bothering him (and me while he is wipeing his behind all over my carpet!! I can not wait to tell Dr. Butler I am sure he will not like her practice or ethics either!!

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    What does a tail have to do with it?

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    OMG that is ridiculous! I'd be pissed!

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    I would be mad! Grr
    But umm.. what exactly is an anual glands expressed??
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    Good question @bulldog family - what does a tail have to do with it?

    @Kikiwhoa - expressing the anal glads is when the doctor (or vet tech, or groomer, or owner) puts a finger in the dog's butthole and applies some gentle pressure in the right spots to relieve the anal glands, which let out one most disgusting looking and smelling substances known to man. For some dogs, the glands are naturally expressed when the dog poops but others need a little help.

    It's a very standard procedure and I can't imagine why someone would refuse.

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    I would be Livid for wasting you time and fuel!!! And making him uncomfortable until Monday!!!!

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    I am pissed!!! He is uncomfortable and I take the best of care, I found through this site, why he was rubbing his behind all over my carpet, and so therefore that is why I took him. I KNOW my regular vet will not be happy, he loves Vegas and has been a great vet since I got him. I guess it is easier with a dog that has anal problems, that has a tail, they can hold it up and massage the anal glands and I guess stuff comes out?, well my Vegas has a "flap" so therefore it requires the Vet to actually stick his finger in his anus and express what is built up, BELIEVE ME, I have learned all this on this site, I was wondering why all of a sudden he started wipeing his behind on my carpet????? I am not happy and did not have a "charge" today and why would I when a VET could NOT do her job??? I guess it is common with this breed and many others????

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    Well, thank goodness you weren't charged. That was going to be my question, but you just answered that. Too bad that vet can't pay you for your wasted time and gas to go over there and wait to see her. I bet your regular vet won't have her filling in for him again! Sometimes holiday week-ends can just be a big pain!

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    WOW! I can't believe a VET would have the nerve to say "No" !
    Very gutsy on her part indeed!

    But the truth of the matter is NO VET likes expressing anal glands on any dog, Bulldog or other breed. They don't. They do not like it. They probably will never admit it to you, but one ER VET did admit it to me. She did it, but expressed the overall feeling of most VETS - They don't like to do it !

    The goal is for US to learn how to do it, and WE are supposed to express the anal glands. Thats what my VET told me, and that is the information in most of the "BULLDOG DOG CARE BOOKS".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    WOW! I can't believe a VET would have the nerve to say "No" !
    Very gutsy on her part indeed!

    But the truth of the matter is NO VET likes expressing anal glands on any dog, Bulldog or other breed. They don't. They do not like it. They probably will never admit it to you, but one ER VET did admit it to me. She did it, but expressed the overall feeling of most VETS - They don't like to do it !

    The goal is for US to learn how to do it, and WE are supposed to express the anal glands. Thats what my VET told me, and that is the information in most of the "BULLDOG DOG CARE BOOKS".
    I just don't understand it, If they charge a fee, then what is the problem? They can't use the excuse that we should learn how. After all they have no problems charging for clipping nails. If anything should be learned and done at home, I feel nails trump anal glands. When I first learned about anal glands (my springer years ago) it was from my vet expressing them for me. He then told me about them and told be to watch out for it they get swollen again, to bring him in.

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    probably this video can help you to do it by yourself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Cr1MQaGHc
    look really easy

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    Hmm.. && how do you know when your dog needs his anal glands expressed?? Since some do it naturally && others dont?
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