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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't been on for a really long time. However, Holly is now 4 years old and we never had a problem with her anal glands. I noticed that she was constantly licking her private parts so I took her to the vet and he expressed them. She is still licking that area but not as much. How often do we need to check them, and do you do them?
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This is funny, because I just asked that question yesterday! My guys have never had a problem. Fred needed his done after his knee surgery last year. Then I noticed him nipping at his butt, so I took him in yesterday. They said, anal gland problems can come later in life. Fred is now 7 years old. They told me it's normally about every month, but I will know by the way he acts.

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My groomer checks them and takes care of them when needed.
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when Cora had his neutering appointment, vet emptied his anal glands and warned us that they were quite full. He was only 6 months old at that time. We increased fibre in his diet by adding one teaspoon of flax seed to his yogurt. I watched couple of youtube videos on how to extract it myself (nothing invasive but massaging around the area) tried it couple of times, nothing came out.
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