|Barked: Sun Apr 6, '08 6:19pm PST |
|wow, i wish my kids would clean themselves! I guess its just too much fun to be dirty! Sal sometimes wipes his mouth on the rug after eating, but I cant be sure thats what it is....lol. Especially when i give them raw, I WISH they would do some clean up! oh well!!
As for anal glands, not all dogs need them expressed. Dogs express a tiny amount of the stuff when they go #2 but sometimes, especially in smaller dogs, they dont express enough, or it gets a little clogged up, and needs some help being expressed. You should have your vet do it --some may even teach you to do it yourself, if you can bear the smell.
How often? Well, let me tell you, YOU WILL KNOW. bol!!! When the dog starts scooting (rubbing or dragging his butt around the floor or carpet, chews on his butt, or you get this special (in the bad way) kinda smell, it is time to call the vet for an expression!!!
We used to get expressed all the time--coco needed it a lot. However I will say since we switch to a premium grain free food I havent had to have her expressed not even once yet (and its been about 4-5 months, and she used to need an expression at least once every month or two). I dont know if it is the premium food, or the grain free, but either way, we are THRILLED!
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