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    It is very important for dogs to squeeze and clean their anal glands regularly, not only to get rid of their body odor. If the dog’s anal gland is not often squeezed, it can also cause anal adenitis. Technique must pay attention to: from inside to outside, from light to heavy. Remember, when squeezing, it’s best to cover your anus with tissue paper or cotton so as to avoid splashing smelly water on your body.

    If the glands have been blocked for some time, the secretions will be squeezed out like Ivory paste, rather than gushing out. Usually, they can flow out only by gently squeezing them. If the dog’s anal gland is not easy to squeeze, another way is needed, that is, place the index finger and thumb slightly behind the gland, and gently squeeze upward and outward.

    The normal secretion is light yellow brown, with the concentration ranging from water sample to paste, and accompanied by odor. If there is pus blood in the secretion, it means that it has been infected. See a doctor as soon as possible.

    Cleaning steps:
    1. Wash the anus with warm water, the skin will become soft, and the dog will relax. At this time, the glands are easy to empty in most cases;

    2. Place the thumb and index finger on both sides of the anus, touch two hard glands, and squeeze upward and outward to drain the foul smelling liquid. Some of these liquids are as thick as ivory paste, some are as thick as ivory paste It’s as clear as water. There are also tips for emptying the anal gland. Some dogs’ glands are easy to be emptied, while others are not so easy. Therefore, it is necessary to explore more to master the skills of quickly and accurately emptying the glands, so as to reduce the aversion of dogs. The anal gland is a very sensitive part, and has a foul smell. If you don’t know how to do it, you should take the dog to the vet for examination at this time, so as not to develop to a more serious level.

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