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How do I drain Ginger's anal glands?

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How do I drain Ginger's anal glands?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

That is difficult to describe; better if I could show you. When I empty anal glands, I put on a glove and use sterile lube. I put my finger inside the anus, and hold each gland which is below the skin and just next to the anus at 4 and 8 o'clock. I then can feel if each gland is enlarged or normal feeling, and can express the fluid inside by pressing on each gland. It takes some practice, preferably with an experienced person helping you, to learn to do this, and to learn what normal anal glands feel like.

There are some good videos on You Tube you could check out. Here is one:

Let me know how she is doing.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Can I help with or answer anything else?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Did you see my answer?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Ginger. How is everything going?

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