Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Pet corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10.05.2010, 12:51
J.L-P's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gocki
Posts: 2,741
Groaned at 53 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 2,317 Times in 1,044 Posts
J.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond repute
Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Yes, ewww. I would like to learn how to do it; I've watched videos and have read about it but don't feel comfortable (at all) doing it the first time on my own. If anyone knows how to and would like to show me I would greatly appreciate it.

Please pm me. Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:06
Upthehatters2008's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the kitchen at parties.
Posts: 4,540
Groaned at 204 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 6,078 Times in 2,378 Posts
Upthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
Yes, ewww. I would like to learn how to do it; I've watched videos and have read about it but don't feel comfortable (at all) doing it the first time on my own. If anyone knows how to and would like to show me I would greatly appreciate it.

Please pm me. Thank you.
'You' don;t feel comfortable doing it ??? How about we ask your dog how it feels :-) ...

Seriously. Rubber gloves, lube Jelly, Peg (for your nose), one finger in 1-2 inches (for a medium sized dog), aim for the 3 and 9 oclock positions. Be firm. Try not to laugh or gag.

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Upthehatters2008 for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:07
möpp's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,201
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,079 Times in 547 Posts
möpp has a reputation beyond reputemöpp has a reputation beyond reputemöpp has a reputation beyond reputemöpp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

We had to do this regularly with our Newf bitch and we got the vet to show us how. Not very nice for us or for the dog, but all of us got used to it in the long run
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank möpp for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:09
phdoofus's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: City by the Bay
Posts: 2,357
Groaned at 96 Times in 56 Posts
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,227 Posts
phdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Just be glad it's not a cat.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank phdoofus for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:21
Nil's Avatar
Nil Nil is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 10,356
Groaned at 428 Times in 333 Posts
Thanked 16,045 Times in 6,322 Posts
Nil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

If you want to pass by Basel, I'll show you. I had to do it for a while to my dog years ago. Wasn't nice but he felt so much better!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Nil for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:22
Mrs. Doolittle's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lugano
Posts: 6,571
Groaned at 129 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 7,991 Times in 3,725 Posts
Mrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
Yes, ewww. I would like to learn how to do it; I've watched videos and have read about it but don't feel comfortable (at all) doing it the first time on my own. If anyone knows how to and would like to show me I would greatly appreciate it.

Please pm me. Thank you.
The vet showed me this with our first dog. I recommend asking your vet to show you. This is not painful for our dogs as long as done properly.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Mrs. Doolittle for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:23
Upthehatters2008's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the kitchen at parties.
Posts: 4,540
Groaned at 204 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 6,078 Times in 2,378 Posts
Upthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
Wasn't nice but he felt so much better!
Can humans have this done ?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:24
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,989
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,058 Times in 8,019 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

i have no idea what you're talking about and i think i'm glad.
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank Phil_MCR for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:24
Nil's Avatar
Nil Nil is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 10,356
Groaned at 428 Times in 333 Posts
Thanked 16,045 Times in 6,322 Posts
Nil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
Can humans have this done ?
tsk tsk stk!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:26
Mrs. Doolittle's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lugano
Posts: 6,571
Groaned at 129 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 7,991 Times in 3,725 Posts
Mrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
'You' don;t feel comfortable doing it ??? How about we ask your dog how it feels :-) ...

Seriously. Rubber gloves, lube Jelly, Peg (for your nose), one finger in 1-2 inches (for a medium sized dog), aim for the 3 and 9 oclock positions. Be firm. Try not to laugh or gag.

If your dog is uncomfortable, it's no wonder considering your description. What I was shown was a technique that does not involve sticking one's finger in, but gently squeezing from the outside. I use tissues to catch the fluid and I put a robi dog bag over my hand. When I am done I put the tissue in the bag and then in the robi dog. I always give the dogs a doggie treat afterwards.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank Mrs. Doolittle for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:32
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 5,387
Groaned at 207 Times in 140 Posts
Thanked 9,821 Times in 3,791 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

I don't want to know, I just don't want to know and want to forget I read this post in the first place...

Too late, that sets the stage for tonight's nightmare.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank slammer for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:33
Mrs. Doolittle's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lugano
Posts: 6,571
Groaned at 129 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 7,991 Times in 3,725 Posts
Mrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond reputeMrs. Doolittle has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
i have no idea what you're talking about and i think i'm glad.
This is really one of the most unpleasant tasks of dog ownership. When you have more than one dog, the trouble is after you have done what needs to be done to the first dog, the others know what is coming. Whether it is nail cutting, teeth cleaning, ear cleaning, for me I tend to do all the 3 dogs one after another. So treats are great, the dog knows they will be rewarded if they cooperate.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Mrs. Doolittle for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:36
vwild1
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Expressing a dog's anal gland..?? euuwww.. I've had a half dozen dogs in my lifetime but never did I ever do anything like this to any of them nor have I ever heard anyone recommend that I do it to a dog. After Googling the subject and viewing a few videos I guess I've got something new to look forward to with my next dog..
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:49
Lucy..TotallyLost's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Biel
Posts: 493
Groaned at 8 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 340 Times in 155 Posts
Lucy..TotallyLost has an excellent reputationLucy..TotallyLost has an excellent reputationLucy..TotallyLost has an excellent reputationLucy..TotallyLost has an excellent reputation
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Our dog is 15 now and it was never ever ever ever ever mentioned to us by a vet or anybody in any of those years that we should be doing this.

I didnt hear of it until I started working at the dog grooming salon and people would ask if we did glands
To which our boss generally answered "hell no (depending on how close she was with the dog's owner of course!), but your regular vet will usually do them for free if you talk to them about it next time you have an appointment".. is that not a possibility here??
That is my entire knowledge on that subject.

How often is this supposed to be done?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:50
AntH's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baden
Posts: 187
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 100 Times in 46 Posts
AntH has earned the respect of manyAntH has earned the respect of manyAntH has earned the respect of many
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
If your dog is uncomfortable, it's no wonder considering your description. What I was shown was a technique that does not involve sticking one's finger in, but gently squeezing from the outside. I use tissues to catch the fluid and I put a robi dog bag over my hand. When I am done I put the tissue in the bag and then in the robi dog. I always give the dogs a doggie treat afterwards.
No amount of smiley faces or treats will ever make this more pleasant. But at least you leave your dogs feeling less violated than others I guess
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank AntH for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 10.05.2010, 13:58
My2pups's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Used to be Zurich
Posts: 1,706
Groaned at 94 Times in 64 Posts
Thanked 1,989 Times in 870 Posts
My2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

You might have a look at this site. It is primarily for Labrador owners, but I have seen this subject discussed several times and there might be some tips there.

http://www.lab-retriever.net/

fduvall
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank My2pups for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 10.05.2010, 14:00
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: na
Posts: 11,455
Groaned at 37 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 27,280 Times in 8,422 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Do have the vet show you - and the next time it is needed, bring the dog to the vet, have him supervise while you do it.

For a few dogs with problem anal glands, expressing improperly can cause damage. I always go with better safe than sorry.

I routinely do a lot of 'eeeeewwwwww' stuff without batting an eyelid, but expressing anal glands is one thing I leave to the professionals. I know my limits.

If your dog needs expressing with some frequency, there may be more to it than simple impaction. In which case you'd need to see the vet.

Best of ...erm... luck with your endeavors.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 10.05.2010, 14:03
eyebeebe's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pfäffikon SZ
Posts: 2,421
Groaned at 24 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,266 Times in 1,388 Posts
eyebeebe has a reputation beyond reputeeyebeebe has a reputation beyond reputeeyebeebe has a reputation beyond reputeeyebeebe has a reputation beyond reputeeyebeebe has a reputation beyond reputeeyebeebe has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
If your dog is uncomfortable, it's no wonder considering your description. What I was shown was a technique that does not involve sticking one's finger in, but gently squeezing from the outside. I use tissues to catch the fluid and I put a robi dog bag over my hand. When I am done I put the tissue in the bag and then in the robi dog. I always give the dogs a doggie treat afterwards.
So you are using positive reinforcement to teach your dog that gently squeezing its anus is acceptable. Now I see why it is called grooming.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank eyebeebe for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 10.05.2010, 14:05
möpp's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,201
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,079 Times in 547 Posts
möpp has a reputation beyond reputemöpp has a reputation beyond reputemöpp has a reputation beyond reputemöpp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Quote:
View Post
How often is this supposed to be done?
Depends on your dog's digestive system and consistancy of product emitted (for want of a better description )
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank möpp for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 10.05.2010, 14:07
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,243
Groaned at 118 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Expressing a Dog's Anal Gland

Is this a nominee for thread title of the week, nay, year?
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank PaddyG for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
anal sacs, dog's anal glands, impacted glands., lulu's ass




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0