Originally Posted by Konotashi
When Ozzy's anal gland ruptured a few months back, the vet told me if he happened again, to bring him in regularly and have them completely drain it.
They explained to me that at the Groomer's, they only relieve the glands externally. At the vet's, they relieve it internally so all of the fluid is expelled. Have they suggested trying this? (Depending on test results).
You could probably also have your vet show you how to do it and you could do it yourself. (Though I'm sure you know it's messy and smells less than lovely).
Oddly enough it came to light after she was at the groomers, so I'm not sure what went on there. I used to have to do it when I worked at the vet years ago. Its much easier to do on a dog that isn't your own. I would have a heck of a time with her. When she went in for her blood work back in April they checked her glands as part of the check up and she was fine, it was a very short time after that that this happened.