Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Suzanne, what a horrible problem. Sierra is such a gorgeous girl, but that's a very nasty problem. I have heard of dogs doing this, but only as much as you and a couple other people have said. It seems this would be very frustrating and repulsive.
I don't know if your veterinarians are more advanced than ours, but anal gland removal here is highly discouraged because it often creates a problem with incontinence. You could easily be trading one problem (fluid expression) for another (feces left on you) instead.
I wish I had some helpful information or suggestions, but I don't have a clue on this topic, except to avoid anal gland surgery if at all possible - unless it is much better in Europe.