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30 January 2010 @ 07:50 pm
Expressing glands  
We've noticed some odd behavior with Violet, our Boston. We suspect the cause is her anal glands need to be expressed. We've tried to do it the normal way: a cloth over her rear, and then squeeze and push up. It's worked with our other dog before, but we can't get it work with her. We suspect that her stumpy tail is preventing us from getting at the glands.

Are there any tricks or different ways that people here have, other than going to the vet/groomer to do it?

Thanks!
 
 
 
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on January 31st, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
we are having the same problem with our Petey. I tried EVERY way in the world so squeeze his glands tonight and NOTHING would come out. I'm starting to wonder if the problem isn't something else because I don't know how I didn't get something out. He's been nawing at his back and the vet told us before it's his glands and that he needs them removed, but we can't justify going to that extreme yet. If you find out any tricks pass them along please
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thought_bubbls: Pickles & Lola!thought_bubbls on February 1st, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
What the??