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    Unhappy Dogs butt leaking on carpet

    The title says it all. I know its his anal glands, and according to the vet his glands are fine as long as, at times, theyre expressing themselves. Well, they just expressed themselves on our carpet...ughhhh.

    Has anybody had this problem? What Im wondering is, when, if ever, will the smell go away? Its awful. Is it just a matter of cleaning the carpet with some water and its all good, will it go away over time (Im not planning on letting it sit, but we cant find every leaking site)? Worst of all, I stepped in it and walked it around the house without realizing.

    Ugh...

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    Re: Dogs butt leaking on carpet

    Clean it up like any other spill or mess. soap and water.

    Are you feeding a good quality food? Higher quality foods means healthier bowel movements which generally takes care of the anal gland issue.

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    Re: Dogs butt leaking on carpet

    This will take the smell out of the carpet... http://www.amazon.com/Bramton-Compan.../dp/B0002I9OA2 They also make a product to use in your home steam cleaner. Dogs will express their anal glands if frightened or excited.
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    Re: Dogs butt leaking on carpet

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    Are you feeding a good quality food? Higher quality foods means healthier bowel movements which generally takes care of the anal gland issue.
    Were feeding him Hills at the moment. Were thinking of changing, but were not sure what brand to switch to. And since we live in Spain, theres not very many people on the forums here that can help out. Regardless, his number 2s are of great quality He goes #2 about 4 times a day, and most of them are pretty solid, no soft stools.

    I have no clue what he could be frightened or excited about...then again, who knows whats going on in that little head of his. Well talk about it with the vet again. Thinking back, I think he may have understood that this is a every-once-in-a-while problem, when in reality the smell comes by a good 2-3 times a day. He doesnt scoot, lick his behind, or seem to have anything bothering him, though.

    Just one of those strange things a new dog owner has to deal with I guess.

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    Re: Dogs butt leaking on carpet

    Hill's isn't very good quality at all and an adult dog going #2 about 4 times daily is an indication that he is either overfed (quantity) or not digesting his food well (a quality issue)

    I have no idea what brands might be available to you but switching to a grain-free food or even better, if you can afford it and is practical, a raw diet, is likely to solve your problem. Try checking dogfoodadvisor.com for the higher ranking foods and see what might be an option locally.

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    Re: Dogs butt leaking on carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    an adult dog going #2 about 4 times daily is an indication that he is either overfed (quantity) or not digesting his food well (a quality issue).
    Im thinking hes not overfed..hes still a skinny little guy and were feeding him the recommended quantity. Hes about 10 months old. Would that count as an adult already?

    A raw diet isnt an option. But well check the brands on the link you left and see if we can find something there.

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    10 months is close to adult, at least as far as food is concerned (unless the dog is a giant breed)

    The recommended quantity is usually overfeeding. The only dog I have actually needed to feed the recommend amount to was a young Lab mix that came to me somewhat underweight. Even then, I fed the lower end of the recommend range and he gained weight nicely in a few weeks.

    A higher quality food might help with the skinny factor. The more digestible nutrients in a cup of food, the better. Less filler = more nutrients.

    If you can't a switch to a better food, which I can understand given your location, can you supplement with some real meat and bones? Many raw feeders start off with chicken, doing a few meals per week of just chicken parts might add both bone meal (firms up the poop) and overall nutrition.

    Canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, just pumpkin) is also very good for the digestive tract. About 1 spoonful per meal. If you start with fresh pumpkin, it should be blended/smooshed before feeding.

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    Re: Dogs butt leaking on carpet

    Breed and size ?

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