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Hello I am Dr RB and I am small animal veterinarian. It is highly possible that Chase need to have his anal sacs expressed. Anal sacs are little pouches just on the inside of his rectum (one at the 5:00 position and one at the 7:00 position) that are connected to scent glands known as anal glands. They secrete a strong odor that used to be an advantage to dogs in the wild to understand things about one another. Some dogs are able to express these sacs naturally when they defecate but others do not and require manual expression. If these sacs become very full and not expressed, the discharge can thicken and become infected and, in some cases these sacs can rupture to the outside from pressure which can be very painful.
I would suggest you take Chase in to a veterinary office and mention "anal sac expression"; most dogs can have this done by a veterinary technician or assistant and not require a doctor visit (unless their is a problem such as infection).
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