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Well I'm reading all this material on why my dog is licking
Well I'm reading all this material on why my dog is licking his butt and expressing his anal gland seems to be the problem...can I really express his glands myself? Looked at his anus and it appears h… read more
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my 14 year old Shih tzu has something coming out of his but, like tissue, it pink, what
Hi my 14 year old Shih tzu has something coming out of his but, like tissue, it pink, what could it be? Don't know what else to tell you, he is always licking it and it smells terrible.… read more
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My 5 months American Bull had a problem of Anal Glands expression
My 5 months American Bull had a problem of Anal Glands expression last Thursday. Her vet took care of her. She was still scooting next day. The vet took care of her. Today she is in pain, crying, and … read more
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My question is about anal glands. My dog does not seem to be
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My 3 year old Shih Tzu doesn't seem to be able to express her anal glands on her own. It seems that I will have to take here every 3 weeks. Is there something that I can do to help her glands express.… read more
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My dog seems to always be licking her back side. I know she
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I am brining my two and a half year female lab to the vet every
I am brining my two and a half year female lab to the vet every three weeks with out fail to get her anal glads emptied. This has been going on for the last six months. My vet told me to give her a te… read more
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Do I have to take my do to a vet or a dog groomer to have her
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poodle: She started fussing over her behind yesterday, nipping at it.
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I am teaching myself to groom my Shih Tzu and was ...
I am teaching myself to groom my Shih Tzu and was wondering if I can "teach myself" to express the anal gland as well? Or should I leave that to the Veterinarian? Thank you!!!… read more
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