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    Hi everyone! Barkley had been snapping toward his butt and acting like it was bothering him for a few days so over the weekend we took him to the vet to have his anal glands expressed.

    They emptied them and said they were really full but nothing else. He still seems like they are bothering him a little and his butt smells horrible still (gag!). Is this a sign that there could be something else wrong or is it normal a few days after they are expressed?

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    I'm not sure, none of my bullies need anal gland expressed but a couple have a tail pocket. That makes them bothered in the same area as well.


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    Fatso got an anal sac infection after the groomer expressed his the first time we took him there..it smelled pretty bad and he developed a blood bubble that had to get drained..we don't let the groomer do that anymore only his vet

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    My Staffordshire bull terrier baileys had anal gland problems. I had to go to the vets every 6 weeks to be emptied.
    I just took it at one of those things that needed doing to keep her happy

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    Both Charlei and my Shepard/collie mix have to have them expressed every 2-3 months, their butts are smelly for a day or so, but it definetly wares off. The way I understand it, is that once they are more than 3/4 full, it can start to become dangerous (gland can rupture) and infection can set in, the vet would have been able to tell if that was the case by the way the 'fluid' looked when it was expressed, but I would call the vet and see what they think.

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    I'd give him a bath, should help with that smell.

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    Vegas had to go about every 5 weeks to have his glands internally expressed. @JeannieCO posted a video on how to do it yourself. My husband watched it several times and took on the task, now he does it. It cost $17 every time I took him and it took literally 3 minutes to express. It does not mean anything except they don't/can't express glands on their own. Vegas has never had infections of glands or pocket. I keep both very clean.

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    Thanks everyone! The smell seems to be better now, I've smelled it still just a little bit but not like it was last week. We've been busy moving into a new house so we will have to give him a bath in the next few days and hopefully that will get rid of it completely!


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    We are lucky that none of ours have ever had problems with their anal glands, but I would also check the tail pocket to make sure it is clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkissedpr1ncs View Post
    Thanks everyone! The smell seems to be better now, I've smelled it still just a little bit but not like it was last week. We've been busy moving into a new house so we will have to give him a bath in the next few days and hopefully that will get rid of it completely!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkissedpr1ncs View Post
    Thanks everyone! The smell seems to be better now, I've smelled it still just a little bit but not like it was last week. We've been busy moving into a new house so we will have to give him a bath in the next few days and hopefully that will get rid of it completely!


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    So glad the smell has improved, I'm laughing because you said you just checked it so I'm picturing you sniffing his butt. Sorry!!


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