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    Default Crusty bum hole/possible anal gland issues

    Every morning I clean my boys' faces and tail pockets and I also wipe their bums after they poop. Ive recently started to notice that Ernie has been getting a clear crusty mucus on his butthole and there's an area between his tail pocket and butthole that looks swollen and if I push on it too hard he gets really pissed. Ive read about them needing their anal glands emptied and I didn't know if these could be signs of that. Any advice or instances of similar experiences?

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    Yes, seems that could be it. But it could also be the start of an infection---Gonna sound gross but can you get a picture next time.




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    I would take him to the vets and have it looked at... anal glands can burst from the infection, and it's a bloody nasty mess. They will clean them out and give them an antibiotic to help w/infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BertandErnie View Post
    Every morning I clean my boys' faces and tail pockets and I also wipe their bums after they poop. Ive recently started to notice that Ernie has been getting a clear crusty mucus on his butthole and there's an area between his tail pocket and butthole that looks swollen and if I push on it too hard he gets really pissed. Ive read about them needing their anal glands emptied and I didn't know if these could be signs of that. Any advice or instances of similar experiences?
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    Default Re: Crusty bum hole/possible anal gland issues

    I would let a vet check him, could be an anal gland infected.
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