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    i had my dog to the vet today.they charged me 200.00 to express anal glands.they said the tail bone was in the way of anal glands and he needed to be sedated.is this normal?

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    Default Re: Anal Gland expression - sedation?

    Hi Jimmy -- I moved your question to it's own thread so you would get more responses.

    I have never heard of this being necessary, but it does not mean it would not be. I would take your boy to another vet for a second opinion about the tail -- does it maybe need to be removed (can be common) ?
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    Default Re: Anal Gland expression - sedation?

    I haven't heard of that either, but I'm like @2BullyMama, it could happen I guess. I would find a good bully vet in your area and let him take a look. If the tail is indeed causing a problem, then surgery may be in order.
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    Default Re: Anal Gland expression - sedation?

    That sounds expensive, I can't comment on this as Ftse expresses his himself and I never even knew about it until I came on to EBN.

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    Default Re: Anal Gland expression - sedation?

    I agree with the others, but I just can't fathom a tail being so tight that it blocks the anus completely. So I'm stumped!


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    Default Re: Anal Gland expression - sedation?

    I have heard that in the worst case the tail can be so inverted that it can block the anus, but in that case there should be other difficulties, than just anal glands.

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