does anyone know how to clean the anal gland? by squeezing it during shower or..whatever method?.. btw it's the dog's anal gland I'm talking about.

Views: 6998

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Check You Tube. They have a video of a vet tech doing the procedure. Good luck. I'd rather pay and have that little thing cleaned for me!
I just went through this experience with Ziggy. Please be aware some pugs have their anal glands too deep, where the normal method of squeezing the anus with a paper towel doesn't work. After taking Ziggy to numerous groomers none knew how to deal such situation.

I am including a video from youtube that help me express his anal glands properly. If you will be doing it on your own, you'll need a latex glove and a bit of K-Y jelly. To me this was the quickest method and most assured that you'll empty out his anal glands (have some aerosol close by because their fluid REALLY STINKS.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Cr1MQaGHc
thanx a bunch. Maybe should start with the fiber supplement diet instead. the smell is worse than their fart.
You are welcome!! I am not sure if you have heard that solid canned pumpkin alleviates the anal gland issue. I personally have not tried it, but will definitely do so. I did a bunch of research on this topic yesterday because as mentioned, we just express Ziggy's anal glands and he continues to leak. I guess the fiber in pumpkin makes their stool harder and causes the anal glands to be emptied. Twirly the administrator, created an interesting discussion about anal glands. Check it out, it’s very helpful!!

Ziggy's Mommy :-)

RSS

REACH 5,000 members

Advertise on Pugslife and reach out to over 5,000 pug owners.  All day, every day.

 

For more information, contact Christine London-Camper

 

Natural Dog Snout Soother

      Snout soother nose balm for dogs. Your dogs will thank you!!!!

 

 

Twirly Says. . .



Twirly is our resident pug. When she's not napping, she likes to talk. and talk. and talk! Pug health. Pug training. Pug trivia. Pug, pug, pug ... all the time!

Do you know all about pugs? Not until you hear what Twirly Says.

Pugslife shirts

All proceeds go to help keep PUGSLIFE growing

Latest Activity

The Wee Woman left a comment for LA Pug Mom
"Just wanted to reassure Izzy that Hektor has not lost his heart to any of the ladies he stayed with, but he is a complete flirt. I tend to think this comes from the fact he is descended for a load of Studs. Mind it is the ladies who throw themselves…"
8 hours ago
The Wee Woman replied to Kim's discussion Signs of Aggression in a Young Pug
"Having had this problem with two male Pugs I understand your concern. Mine was caused by me in that the young one was babied and the older one was not strong enough to take charge. I would take Konrad's advice on seeking advice from some one…"
8 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke commented on Kim's photo
Thumbnail

Lilly

"Her is Maxx and Kloe... "
10 hours ago
Kim commented on Kim's photo
Thumbnail

Lilly

"Even though they fight they love each other. Lilly is still a baby and learning, but she is very feisty. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dogs, hopefully your newest addition brings lots of happiness to you!"
12 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke left a comment for Kim
"Sorry to hear Lily has a few problems already at 6 moths.  She is such a beauty!  She is obviously going to have a great life with you and her new big sister!!!"
13 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke posted a blog post
13 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke commented on Kim's photo
Thumbnail

Lilly

"Awww, that is so nice.  I hope Lilly stops being so mean to her big sister sometimes!  I love these pics.  After losing two of my dogs recently I had to get another for my youngest Kloe.  Maxx now snuggles up to Kloe just like…"
13 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke commented on Kate scadding's photo
Thumbnail

Wilbers eye view

"Great pic!"
13 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke commented on Kim's photo
Thumbnail

Lilly in her sun dress

"Oh my, that is one proud little pug lady!"
13 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke commented on Kate scadding's photo
Thumbnail

Having a paddle

"Wow, thats a whole lotta pug!"
13 hours ago
Konrad Jaschke replied to Kim's discussion Signs of Aggression in a Young Pug
"Hmm, maybe go to a proper trainer and see if they have some ideas?  All my pugs I've had would always very aggressively puppy fight/play, but they never had the fur go up on their back.  The playing can look very bad and sound bad,…"
13 hours ago
Kim commented on Kim's photo
Thumbnail

Lilly Rose <3

"Thank you!"
13 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Christine London-Camper.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service