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Im just asking if anyone has problems with their cockapoos anal sacs ,ollie is 2 and has always had problems they just burst anywhere ,i have learnt to do them myself the groomer has done them and also we have taken him to the vets on ocassion . 3weeks ago they burst on my bed which made me upset ,no signs of scooting etc to warn me ,we went to the vet for advice and he spoke about us thinking about an op for Ollie or just to carry on as we are ,i didnt fancy the op however they have just gone again on my settee yuk ,again no warning no smell no scooting . I just do not know what to do ,its horrible .
Does anyone else have this problem or advice .i have given bran etc to .

Thankyou lynda
 

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The opp might be worth a thaught ive never known as dogs anal glans to just relece anywhere. so their must be a problem and it cant be comfertable.

iv known dogs to get then removed but normaly because of infections that keep comeing back.
Your.going to have to weigh out the pros and cons of the op has the vet given you any info about the opp.
 

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Our cocker spaniel was bad for this when I was growing up! Wouldn't bran make the poos looser? So not squeeze the glands on exiting!
My dad use to sort it out, I have memories of him with handfuls of toilet roll ready for the job....gross, not sure I could do it!:eek: my husband has already said there's no way he is either! Houston we could have a problem!
 

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Our last dog, a GSD, had his removed because of infection and a condition called anal furunculosis that GSDs are prone to. It's an easy operation but I the after care was not easy. If you decide for the op please make sure your vet fully explains what is being done and what to expect once you bring your dog home.

If you want to know more about what we did feel free to ask.

K xx
 

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What are you feeding Ollie? They need to do firm poos to squeeze past the anal gland, soft poos just dont empty them.

Millie suffers, but I know when they need emptying as she shows all the signs. Are Ollie's just empty randomly. Millie's fill up about every 12 weeks.

Have you tried giving a raw bone. The bone really gives them a firm poo.
 

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Do it yourself!

Little Eric, 6 months old, has been emitting a fishy smell, chasing his tail & trying to gnaw at his bottom area for weeks now. After chatting to a friend about it, I looked up 'anal gland expressing' on youtube & decided to be brave & give it a go myself. It was very easy & absolutely fine, just two little squirts of oily liquid into one square of paper towel, hardly any mess at all & it's saved me a £35 vet bill! Apparently spaniels & poodles are more prone to this problem due to breeding over the years. I'd advise anyone to give it a go following this short youtube clip. The smell was nothing as bad as people have been describing & was surprisingly quick & easy! Good luck. x
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vK8GRwI84U
 
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