I hate necro-ing things ... but I now have a 75 lb mastiff that needs her sacs squeezed. Vet said I could do it myself, but my god - can you imagine how big those suckers would be on this dog... she's huge!
I took a good long look at her ass today, but I can't bring myself to do it. I'm gonna have to pay the vet.
i still never had to do this with any dog i owned... how freakish
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it's awful! The smell is excruciatingly bad. I had dogs as a kid and never had to do this either - I wonder if it has to do with the dog food now. apparently if their poo is too soft it won't press the glands naturally. vet recommended changing food to something with more fiber (just what I need - larger piles of poop)!
shrug. I'm willing to give the food a shot to see if it helps - because ... damn.
My vet told me not to try it on my pug, so i let them do it. Not monthly tho, more like every 6 months. i can tell when it needs to be done because even when he is bathed after he dries he smells like poo. I guess it comes out of his hair folicles or something but it is bad. I would never attempt it on my own
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The dog groomer does my dogs. Only the little poodle really needs it-could be age.
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When my dogs would scoot across the carpet and seem irritable, then I knew I had to do it. Sometimes with the poop, I could also detect that distinctive odor.
The vet showed me how, and once the dogs got what was going on, they behaved. In fact, I would even get a happy dance from them because of the relief they would feel.
I've had dogs who simply never needed it. I wonder if it is part of the evolution of dogs becoming ever more dependent on humans? I mean, wolves obviously don't need this, and it seems that some breeds deal with this problem more than others.
"I ransacked his drawers when he left me by myself at his place for the first time. That's how we did it in the good old days. Tells me all I need to know about him. He pretends he didn't notice. That's how good relationships start." - Chilly Willy
Luckily every dog I've ever had.. expresses himself..lol
But I've heard horror stories about some EXPLOSIONS..
If you're doing it yourself Be careful you can hurt them.. I would let a vet or groomer do it. It's worth any amount of money!
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well, I tried to do this to my Pug, but couldn't get any out. the vet said it would have to be done internally since her anus is flat (doesn't pooch out) I'm a nurse, but I'm afraid to do this! My groomer did it for me, thank God!
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