Taking a New Kitten Home. Or so I was led to believe. There are different ways to treat anal glands problem in Labrador Retrievers and other breed. Oberon , Oct 3, Karen , Oct 4, Yes sorry about the subject matter. If they get blocked they can get infected which is very unpleasant.
Elliott is a veterinarian with over thirty years of experience. If my Labrador smells awful most of the time, can it be caused by anal gland problems? Then, lift the dog's tail and place your thumb and forefinger on each side of the dog's anus, feeling for the anal gland. Dexter , Oct 4,
The dog should be on an easy-to-clean surface. They hardly ever recommend removal as the complications from surgery can be horrendous, occasionally resulting in an incontinent dog. Be sure to place the dog in a small, secure area that will be easy to clean, like a bathtub or utility sink. Cath 29 September May take him to local vet even though we are pet-free.
That explains why dogs raise their tails and sniff each others butt when they meet. Antibiotics is often prescribed to dogs with infection. When I first got her she needed her glands to be manually emptied every month or so. And if there is a problem I would rather a vet do it than a groomer even though I know some lovely ones who are also qualified vet nurses. Apr 10, Messages: So "fishy bum" is not always anal glands.