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Sorry not the most pleasant topics on this special Irish day but.....
Cash had this fishy smell coming from his back end on the way home from the dog park yesterday.
I noticed it once or twice before but didn't realize it was him! He was so muddy those other times I just thought it was dog park smells and bathed him. But yesterday it was really strong and after smelling him all over, I figured out where it was coming from. My last setter Dub didnt' ever have anal gland problems. But the one before him, Casey, sure did. He had to get them purged every month and loved to get the vet no matter how hard he tried to avoid the spray. But Casey scooted and licked and you could tell it was a different smell. Vile yes, but not fishy. Cash was for sure fishy. He has never scooted and doesn't lick there either. It seems to have gone away today and I did wash him off there last night. I was reading that in puppies it can come from anxiety or excitement. They sort of leak a bit more than what is normally secreate with pooping. Does this seem right? Should he see the vet? I hate to have anyone mess with his anal glands if it isn't needed since it can cause them to need it more often won't it? He does get so excited to play with his friends there and does get more activity there than anywhere else. Everything looks healthy and normal down there. And I should add he never had loose stools. Never! He has a perfectly formed again healthy looking poop three times daily. So what should I do? Leave it be? I need your experiences and advice please. Thanks!
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