But at least you'll be able to detect and identify any issues quickly and hopefully save your dog from the pain and discomfort of anal gland problems. These glands certainly do contain foul smelling material, but at least it's for a good reason. I bust out my rubber gloves and the hose. One theory is that some commercial foods cause dogs to produce smaller poops, and this may result in the glands not having enough pressure exerted on them to empty properly while your dog goes to the toilet. I would love to get this stopped!
When these behaviors occur, the vet usually has to empty clogged anal sacs. My dog also has horrible breath which smells exactly like his anal gland fluid. Although not the nicest things to think about, anal gland impactions and the stinky smells they cause are important to understand and look out for in your pooches! In my experience, those that try to squeeze the glands from the outside are not able to express the gland completely and it can be a lot more difficult and painful for you and for the dog. Your donation will help keep our doors open to thousands of homeless animals in need.
I wish there where more people like you saving the lives of these beautiful souls. However, infection can result from prolonged impaction giving the glands a chance to build up nasty bacteria resulting in pain, increased swelling and, sometimes, even abscesses and fever. Back before dogs were sleeping on couches and lounging poolside, they had to mark their cave or den territory with something to let others know, hey! I have the same exact issue Did you ever find out what was going on? This is the reason dogs smell others' bottoms when they meet.
As far as your dogs having bad breath-what did your vet tell you? Your dog just barked so hard he forced his anal sacs to release some of their putrid perfume. If you do notice signs that your dog could have an anal gland problem, see a veterinarian first, before having the groomer express them or trying to do it yourself. Saffron Lane saffron parkvetgroup. I prefer Bil-Jack dog food.