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    Barnsley is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultAnal gland question again

    So you may remember that a couple of months ago I first noticed Barnsley was emitting an odor and figured out it was anal gland related. I took him to the vet and had them emptied for the first time (he is 2 yrs. old). So today I am sitting on the couch and he is lying on the floor and I smell that terrible smell. I check out his bottom and when he moves I see a quarter size area of tan fluid on the carpet.
    Is this normal for them to express it like that? He didn't get startled or anything like that, he was just sleeping. Any info would be great.
    <br />Barnsley &amp; Lilly from Okinawa, Japan

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    imported_bearsdad is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Anal gland question again

    It can happen.

    Usually with mine it happens during some excitement or stress.
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    DefaultRe: Anal gland question again

    not sure if it's normal or not, but theo has emptied/leaked his anal glands during a nap before too. it only happens maybe once or twice a year, and it's usually not much, but the smell is unmistakeable of course. and it is yellowish in color too. he usually wakes up right away and starts licking the area and then...the smell!
    <br />pj, theo &amp; dexter

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    Barnsley is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Anal gland question again

    thanks, I feel better if other dogs have experienced leakage while sleeping I hope that means they don't need to be emptied now.
    <br />Barnsley &amp; Lilly from Okinawa, Japan

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