My dog has a bad smell that comes from his butt

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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Hello,

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
months.

Someone told me that the smell means he needs to poop, and he goes poop and
still stinks.

bugs.halliday

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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Have you heard of anal glands/sacks?
(Cats have them too.) They usually
release this (foul smelling) liquid when
they poop. That's why dog/cat poop can
be very stinky. It is a lot more common
to notice the odor in dogs. Most dogs
can express /"release" these glands when
they go potty, but some (and I mean a
large majority of 'some') cannot.

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
them)!

Have the vet check out your pup's
butt.... asap for sake of your nose!!!

Bugsbunny

jbexp

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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Hey Ken,
Why is it not surprising that you be interested in anal glands?

jb

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AVRAMA GINGOLD

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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He may need to have his anal glands expressed. (If he rubs his
butt along the ground, he definitely does.) Have your vet show
you how the first time; afterwards you can do it yourself.

W> Hello,
W>
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>
W> We feed him 3 times a day about 1.5 cups for Performatrim. He is a lab x, 8
W> months.
W>
W> Someone told me that the smell means he needs to poop, and he goes poop and
W> still stinks.
W>
W>
W>

.. nfx v2.7 [C0000] To err is human, to forgive canine.

bugs.halliday

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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Is it really, because I thought it was
rather expensive considering if I really
wanted to, I could do it myself all the
time.

(However, I have very long fingernails,
and I think Happy prefers the vet tech.
to do it since she has short nails).


Bugsbunny

John DeRosa

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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"bugs.halliday" wrote:

> Is it really, because I thought it was
> rather expensive considering if I really
> wanted to, I could do it myself all the
> time.

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.

>
>
> Bugsbunny

John

bugs.halliday

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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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.

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).

Bugsbunny

hillary gorman

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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On Sat, 06 Feb 1999 20:08:07 GMT,<bugs.h...@cwix.com> wrote:
*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.

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.

-hillary g.

bugs.halliday

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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I've done it a lot and have never had to
go *in there*. I just particularly
don't care to have someone make it sound
like I enjoy doing it.

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.

Bugs

Mike Graham

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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"bugs.halliday" <bugs.h...@cwix.com> wrote:

>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.

jlb

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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Bugs,
How do you avoid going "in there?"
Pay attention to Hillary's post. We are talking about anal glands,
right. If you are doing it in a manner contrary to Hillary's method,
then what are you actually doing?

jb


bugs.halliday

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Feb 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/6/99
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I was completely paying attention to
Hillary's post! :)

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
ole' pooper!

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
butts!!)

Now, it's almost dinner time, so can we
talk about some other area?

Bugs

jlb

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Feb 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/7/99
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Okay Bugs,
From now on, glove hand,apply K-Y, and insert index finger. This is truly the only way for a thorough  expression. Better yet find a vet who does it this way and disregard the advice of the other ones.
And I promise this will be my last post on this subject.

jb

bugs.halliday

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Feb 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/7/99
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Big promise to the NG about not saying another word, so you send me your "word" to my e-mail address!!?
 
You said, "some help that I am".  That was very clever, because what I did was offer help.  And I tried to e-mail back to your address, (can't deliver... go figure). The original post was looking for advice on what the problem could be.  I explained the odor and suggested a vet, so the Poster did not have to go through a "medical procedure" given to her from this NG. 
 
JLB, "lighten up".  And please, iffin' you send me something to my address, let me talk back atcha, or don't bother sending.  Got it?  Good.
 
 
Bugs

jlb

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Feb 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/7/99
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Bugsy,you simply remove the nospam and voila! No big mystery.
You got some type of anger control problem?
jb


bugs.halliday

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Feb 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/7/99
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How angry do I sound? God, I've done
every thing but send you a funny
Hallmark card!

BB

who?

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Feb 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/7/99
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Yes it's a fishy stinky smell.

What do you mean does my dog skootch his butt?

Thanks I'm going to ask my vet to show me.

hex

Bob Haslett

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Feb 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/7/99
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Your dog has some seepage from his anal gland. You can have a vet show you
how to express it, or you can continue to wipe it off. When I've had those
problems with my dogs I've found that moist towellets are ideal. Cheers,
Bob
who? wrote in message ...
>Hello,

>
>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
>months.

>
>Someone told me that the smell means he needs to poop, and he goes poop and
>still stinks.
>
>

Ian Bayman

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Feb 8, 1999, 3:00:00 AM2/8/99
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Having emptied hundreds/thousands of dog anal glands since I qualified I
would say much of the time it depends on the dogs bottom! Some anal glands
are v easy to express from the outside. Others require internal work. If
after external evacuation the "material" looks infected etc it is often a
good idea to go internal to ensure complete emptying but very often there is
nothing left to express. Internally of course you can determine levels of
inflammation around the glands better so for borderline/infected cases its
usually a good idea. You can never express an anal gland fully (ie 100%
empty) from its very nature (if you don't believe me fill a balloon with
water and then try and get every drop back out...the inside will still be
wet). Either way is valid and in 99% of dogs either is tolerated if done
correctly, with care and relatively gently.
Ian BVSc MRCVS
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mcel...@gmatc.matc.edu

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May 4, 2016, 12:47:39 PM5/4/16
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I am a bit frustrated as my poor little pooch's rear end is perpetually stinky. Even after he has the glands fully expressed professionally his rear still smells not so pleasant. My other dog, who is his blood brother from another litter, has no issues with odor whatsoever. I should mention that the one with the smelly but is just kind of a stinky boy in general. I never see him scootching or licking his anal area though. I know it's probably TMI but his butt hole is never fully closed, like his sphincter muscles aren't pulling it closed all the way like it should be. I'm assuming that is what is contributing to the stench. I can have the glands expressed, put him in the bath, wash his butt thoroughly and it STILL reeks!

bdi...@halfwayschools.org

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