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Old 12-01-2013, 11:02 PM
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Holly, thanks I did "dip" all 5 yesterday for incase it's fleas or something like that. I will give it today and see how it goes, if he doesn't show marked improvement I willsee if I can get him an appointment at the vets' tomorrow.
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Scooting behavior means your dog needs his anal glands expressed. Your dog's back end will also have a bad odor. Many dogs will also try to lick the area. When the anal glands become impacted, your dog will have trouble defecating. The area may become swollen and red, too.
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Blue they're on Ultra Dog, we switched back to that about three months ago from Montego, a supposedly slightly "inferior" locally (south african manufactured) dog food, but I've been noticing some things. Almost all of the dogs have recenlty started eating dirt again and my youngest have recently also started eating cat poop again. something I don't remember them doing while they were on the Montego.
The dirt is probably clay and they do it to calm their stomachs. If you have ever heard of kaopectate clay is one of the main ingredients. The cat poop thing could be a lack of protein. Check the food and see if there is more grain or potato than meat protein. When I put my dog on a veggie diet to loose weight he started eating other dog poop and the cats. Back on a high protein diet he stops.
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Dawnben, tnx I never thought of the dirt as a stomach settler. Our ground is very rich in clay and minerals. Dad seeing one of the bitches eating dirt remarked "well they'll never need any extra minerals" I wanted to compare the two foods today, but somebody had thrown away the UD bag (food's kept in a bin to keep mice away.) But I seem to remember that the Montego is higher in protein than the Ultra dog. I'm putting them back on Montego for a while, extra bonus Montego is cheaper and with the drought here every cent is needed for food for the goats and sheep.
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I'm putting them back on Montego for a while, extra bonus Montego is cheaper and with the drought here every cent is needed for food for the goats and sheep.
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Bentley keeps having issues with anal glands and when he does his butt smells and he keeps trying to lick it constantly.
He has been on antibiotics the last two weeks but they are still infected, so the vet switched antibiotics and he has to take those for another two weeks.
She also gave us something called "No scoot", a fiber supplement that is supposed to help with this. It seems you can get it on amazon as well.
Maybe that would help.
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Canned pumpkin....no need for expensive fiber supplements.
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Bentley keeps having issues with anal glands and when he does his butt smells and he keeps trying to lick it constantly.
He has been on antibiotics the last two weeks but they are still infected, so the vet switched antibiotics and he has to take those for another two weeks.
She also gave us something called "No scoot", a fiber supplement that is supposed to help with this. It seems you can get it on amazon as well.
Maybe that would help.
i can relate to that! my jessie for few months has been having non stop anal gland issues and the smell gag gag! worst thing i smelt from a dog nad very offending.
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The supplement is not that expensive in my opinion. It will last Bentley about 2 months and when the box is gone, I will probably start giving him pumpkin. For now, it`s just more convenient for me.
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Bentley keeps having issues with anal glands and when he does his butt smells and he keeps trying to lick it constantly.
He has been on antibiotics the last two weeks but they are still infected, so the vet switched antibiotics and he has to take those for another two weeks.
She also gave us something called "No scoot", a fiber supplement that is supposed to help with this. It seems you can get it on amazon as well.
Maybe that would help.
You can do the same thing with prunes. I have been giving them to my hound for a couple of years. If I forget he gets the smelly butt back. I chop them and put them in his food. Small dogs 1 three times a week. Just make sure and get the un-sulfured ones. The info came from a a breeder in the whole dog journal. It does not make them go more it just help them clear their glands.
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