Do any of your BC have anal gland issues? Moms dog Tinker gets a smell about her and I know it's the glands. She doesn't leave any residue where she's been, but how are we able to smell it? We have changed her food. Still a chicken formula, so maybe we need to try a different protein. So maybe switching proteins would be a good start, but if that's not it, it may be helpful to consider other ingredients in the food.
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We have a dachshund age 1 year. Anal glands are blind-ended sacs that exist inside the rectal opening at the approximate 4 and 8 o'clock positions. They create a smelly secretion that often has a fish-like odor. When a dog defecates, the glands should contract and this smelly liquid should be expressed and mixed in with the fecal matter. The formation of a firmer stool helps initiate the glands to contract and secrete their fluid when a pet defecates.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Originally Posted by brookdaleresident. My dog was scooting, but it wasn't her glands they were checked out and are ok. The vet felt it was an allergy and she was itchy.
All dogs have a small gland located on each side of their rectal opening. Under ordinary circumstances these little sacs never give any problems. Actually, your dog uses them all the time. Every time he potties or meets another dog and raises his tail in greeting the pressure releases a little of his own personal scent from the glands. And why dogs seem obsessed with smelling where another dog has used the bathroom.