Can someone please help me. My dog has a bad smell once in a while that
comes from his butt. It comes and goes, but I would like to know if there
is some way of stopping this smell? Or what is it? We been dabbing a
little bit of tomato juice on it and it sometimes goes away. Does anyone
ever had this with there dog?
We feed him 3 times a day about 1.5 cups for Performatrim. He is a lab x, 8
Someone told me that the smell means he needs to poop, and he goes poop and
Does it smell (*sorry*) fishy? Don't
use the tom. juice! That's acidic, and
will just irritate the pup's rear end.
He needs to have his glands expressed
done by a vet, or, if you prefer, to
save money, you can have a vet show you
how to do it. I usually do my dog's
myself in the summer when it is a lot
easier to bath him outdoors. However,
once a month in the winter, I have the
vet do it thoroughly because I don't
want to smell that odor! (ICK!) Does
your dog skootch his butt? That's a
good sign too. He is trying to
express/release the glands.
I have a Basset, and he can't express
his glands on his own. So, at $10.50 a
month, I have the vet's tech do it, and
we're good to go. It's nasty, but such
is a dog's rear end!!!! (You gotta love
Have the vet check out your pup's
butt.... asap for sake of your nose!!!
"Ken M." wrote:
> $10.50 a month? That's a bargain! (ken)
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W> Can someone please help me. My dog has a bad smell once in a while that
W> comes from his butt. It comes and goes, but I would like to know if there
W> is some way of stopping this smell? Or what is it? We been dabbing a
W> little bit of tomato juice on it and it sometimes goes away. Does anyone
W> ever had this with there dog?
W> We feed him 3 times a day about 1.5 cups for Performatrim. He is a lab x, 8
W> Someone told me that the smell means he needs to poop, and he goes poop and
W> still stinks.
.. nfx v2.7 [C0000] To err is human, to forgive canine.
(However, I have very long fingernails,
and I think Happy prefers the vet tech.
to do it since she has short nails).
> Is it really, because I thought it was
> rather expensive considering if I really
> wanted to, I could do it myself all the
Do you really want to be sticking your fingers up your dog's ass,
and squeezing out vile liquid?
> (However, I have very long fingernails,
> and I think Happy prefers the vet tech.
> to do it since she has short nails).
I am sure your dog would be happier if you clipped your nails before
you inserted your fingers up his ass. However, if I were you, I'd
be thinking more about how much fun you and not the dog were having.
And, for your info. John DeRosa, you
don't stick your fingers up the dog's
a**. If you don't know what you're
talking about, then shut the hell up.
Owning and caring for animals involves a
little bit more than petting and feeding
them. I only hope your choice of pet is
a gold fish, or maybe even a stuffed
teddy bear. (You're a jerk).
Well, it's not the most polite way of putting it, but actually, you do
stick your finger up the dog's ass. It's possible, sometimes, to express
the glands without actually putting a finger in the anus, but I believe
most veterinary professionals do it the same way I do, which is to glove
up, get some lube, and forge on in there.
A lot of dog owners do this themselves,
I was giving the person who originally
posted, a few different suggestions,
none of which talked about going into a
dog's a**hole. That was a crude comment
coming from DeRosa.
>Is this guy for real? Does he even know
>what owning a dog is about?
>And, for your info. John DeRosa, you
>don't stick your fingers up the dog's
>a**. If you don't know what you're
>talking about, then shut the hell up.
Actually, expressing the anal glands is usually done in just that
manner. If you just squeeze externally you don't do as good a job,
and one would expect the chances of infection and abcess to be higher.
Mike Graham, mike at headwaters dot com
Not a vet.
Raiser of horses, chickens, peacocks, turkeys, ducks,
geese, dogs and a goat.
Also raising a large number of cats, and a diminishing
number of mice.
When I have expressed my dog's anal
glands, I gently, but firmly, squeeze
right under his butth**e at "5 & 7
o'clock". Two different vets have shown
me this, and it has worked every time.
I've never had to put my fingers up the
It was Mr. DeRosa's crude remark that
got me huffing and puffing. I usually
have the vet do the anal glands anyway,
so I am sure that my dog's butt is being
properly maintained. (No ifs, ands, or
Now, it's almost dinner time, so can we
talk about some other area?
What do you mean does my dog skootch his butt?
Thanks I'm going to ask my vet to show me.