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Old 04-29-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I have 2 boston terriers and lately one of them has had an ammonia/ fishy smell around her vaginal area. The last time this happened it last a couple days and that was several weeks ago. I noticed it again today, she doesn't seem to be having any problems going to the bathroom.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Has she been in heat?

Any odor that stays around needs to be checked - she could have a uterine infection or urinary tract infection. For what it's worth, a little Rottie girl I was around this weekend had the same thing and has been checked stem to stern with nothing showing up...but better safe than sorry. Catch a urine sample if you can to take with you.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I have 2 boston terriers and lately one of them has had an ammonia/ fishy smell around her vaginal area. The last time this happened it last a couple days and that was several weeks ago. I noticed it again today, she doesn't seem to be having any problems going to the bathroom.
I notice an ammonia odor when I squeeze my dog's anal glands (I bath him twice a week and squeeze them during that time - after lathering). You can check those so make sure that they are not infected - before you go to the vet.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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small dogs sometimes don't have strong enough muscles to release their anal glands. They should be released during movements and activity.
If it happens w/ Cody a good run or chase seems to fix it, but my mom has to take her cocker in every three months(she was way overbred).

Titan you are bave!

I'd pay the bucks to the vet if Cody ever did needed his glands emptied. To yucky for me!
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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small dogs sometimes don't have strong enough muscles to release their anal glands. They should be released during movements and activity.
If it happens w/ Cody a good run or chase seems to fix it, but my mom has to take her cocker in every three months(she was way overbred).

Titan you are bave!

I'd pay the bucks to the vet if Cody ever did needed his glands emptied. To yucky for me!
As long as the glands are aimed away, I squeeze away. There is less material now that Snowy's stools are more firm (with Canidae All life stages Lamb) versus Solid Gold Hundnflocken (runny stools - and more material to express). Yuck, yes. $10/squeeze, I'll do it myself.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:21 PM
 
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Adding a bit of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) helps w/ anal glands - it's high in fiber and low in calories too. Mine love it!
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Florida
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As long as the glands are aimed away, I squeeze away. There is less material now that Snowy's stools are more firm (with Canidae All life stages Lamb) versus Solid Gold Hundnflocken (runny stools - and more material to express). Yuck, yes. $10/squeeze, I'll do it myself.
they use to charge me 25 for my cat because he was so naughty
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