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My female dog has a fluid coming out of her it started out

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my female dog has a fluid coming out of her butt it started out with diarrhea she's 15 years old the fluid has a foul order to it her tail by the anus is swelling up i have been keeping it clean and trying to keep it dry what do you think this could be from.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today.

Friend, it sounds like peaches has her anal glands full. The fluid you are seeing is coming from the anal glands; once the glands are emptied the fluid discharge should stop. To express the anal glands this needs to be done by your vet's office. Some groomers will also express the anal glands for a small fee; this is done within minutes. It is important to have them express or they can become impacted or infected.

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