Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
I would want to know "why" they need expressing at all? Most dogs go their entire lives without having to get their glands expressed, once you start doing it, it seems like it has to be done again and again.
I would ask WHY? Is the dog's gland "infected"? if so he needs to be on something, if not, the one issue that worries me is perianal fistula's in the future.
I would ask them to shave up the area and look for any "pinholes" (those are PF's) they can result from infection/blown glands and you don't want that happening.
If it continues, you might consider having them removed, if you do, find a board certified surgeon who is savvy in gland removal, it's a rather delicate operation
See what your vet says, and see what he suggests,,keep us updated
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