Anal Gland Removal--Yes or No?
Posted 08 April 2006 - 03:59 PM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:29 PM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:55 PM
By all means investigate your options thoroughly and pick an experienced surgeon IF you should decide to go to surgery. If you're unclear on the need for surgery, seek a second medical opinion. Personally, if I had a dog who needed its AGs expressed from time to time that would be different than having one with AG infections or constant irritation of the area. Certainly other conditions might affect itchiness or irritation in the area, and a certain amount of grooming of the area is normal. It sounds like you're a bit beyond normal amounts of grooming, though.
As a BTW, you CAN learn to express the AGs yourself, if you want to, but it does often take some experience and if infection has been a past issue you need a vet to assess whether it is a current issue.
Besides, I have to go make some wine now.
Posted 09 April 2006 - 01:47 AM
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