- Oct 14, 2009
Are we pro or con expressing dogs’ anal glands. Is it bad for the dog?
May I ask who you use for pet insurance and how costly it is?
Then tell me, what causes this in dogs?Not accurate.
Have had a dog or dogs continually for over fifty years, and have never done it, or seen it done.Needs to be done every so often, the right was impacted/full and the left was near empty. You can do yourself, or your vet do. Around $25 or so!
Also pet insurance has saved our BUTT like never before.
It's not exclusively diet because some dogs have that vulture stomach and tolerate anything, others if they look at a bread crust across the room they're a mess for a week. Or they could get soft stool from another cause like illness or stress.Then tell me, what causes this in dogs?
Unfortunately, I’m right.
It’s related to their diet. If the dog has a diet consisting of table scraps and or human based foods it can cause the dog to have shit that is soft, and or loose. And if a dog has 7 out of 10 poops where their poop is soft or loose and not pressing on those glands, then the glands can’t be expressed naturally, thus causing them to build up and swell to infection. It can even happen with crappy dog food and no table scraps at all.
Wrong. These need to cleaned out regularly . Dogs can’t effectively release the gland themselves . They try by rubbing or dragging there rearends on the ground.Don't do it unless it's absolutely necessary. Its one of those things that will probably resolve itself but if you do it regularly the dog can lose the ability to do it naturally. Anything short of a situation where they have become swollen just leave it be.
Every time they poop it expresses the gland. Its only when one of them gets inflamed that it doesn't, and that's when a dog will drag its ass.Wrong. These need to cleaned out regularly . Dogs can’t effectively release the gland themselves . They try by rubbing or dragging there rearends on the ground.