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9/1/11 12:38 P

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Thank you ladies! It seems that she scoots just after the procedure for a day or so, and perhaps when they need to be emptied. I will be taking her to the groomers next week but I still may take her to the vet just to make sure.

My poor little lamb... ;)

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9/1/11 10:46 A

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It doesn't mean the groomer didn't empty them completly, though this is a possibility. Also, due to anatomy, some dogs are difficult to express externally. A vet can use internal pressure to completely empty the glands. Also, it's not uncommon for dogs to scoot for a day or two ater emptying as the squeezing process can be a bit irritating. If the scooting stops I'd say they were emptied correctly. If not, have them rechecked. My dog always scoots a bit after being emptied. :)

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A vet visit would be good.... you don't want to take any chances. Maybe the groomers aren't doing it right.

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8/30/11 4:21 P

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My dog has her anal glands cleared every time she goes to the groomers. The very same day or next, she's dragging her bottom. Does that mean they haven't done it properly? Thankfully I haven't smelled anything bad so far!

She's due to go back to the groomers but I'm thinking I may have the vet check her glands afterward.

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8/29/11 10:42 P

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Thanks for the info. I haven't had a dog that has had problems with the glands but one son's dog did and they said it was really smelly!

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Anal Sacs

WHY DOES MY DOG DRAG ITS BOTTOM ON THE FLOOR? This is usually a sign of anal gland irritation not worms. The anal glands (scent glands) need to be emptied every so often depending on diet, age, sex, and the stage of the breeding season, ask your vet, groomer or a breeder to show you what to do to take care of the problem. WHAT HAPPENS IF AN IMPACTED SAC DOES NOT GET EMPTIED? An abscess can form and rupture out through the skin. This is a painful, messy and pretty smelly condition often mistaken for rectal bleeding. If an anal sac abscess forms, it must be properly treated by your veterinarian. Antibiotics will be needed.

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