Lori & The Two Hound Train
Kind of thinking anal glands too.
Wed Jun 13, 2018 07:32

The smell is horrible...and distinct. My two have always had issues expressing their glands on their own. The smell is the tell-tale sign they are full and need to be tended to.

Just a note - if that is the case, don't let your groomer do them. Always have a vet tech. I specifically tell my groomer to leave them alone.

  • Horrible odorSteve Aten, Tue Jun 12 14:04
    We have a 13 month old, male Goldendoolde that in the past few months has become to smell like dirty rags. This occurs even right after a bath or professional grooming...sometimes same day. I can put ... more
    • Kind of thinking anal glands too. — Lori & The Two Hound Train, Wed Jun 13 07:32
      • Dont think soSteve ateb, Wed Jun 13 07:36
        I Know the smell of anal glands but I'm pretty confident in is not. It's more of a wet, dirty rag smell and not a fishy smell.
        • Is the groomer not getting him completely dry?Lori & The Two Hound Train, Wed Jun 13 07:56
          Like when something doesn't dry completely in the dryer, but sits there? Could it be coming from his snout/beard? If so, maybe cutting that shorter would help. Interestingly enough, when Wilson's... more
    • Horrible Odor Erin , Wed Jun 13 05:46
      Praying for your little love. I would definitely call the vet, as doodles are typically low to no odor dogs. However, a thought that comes to mind other than anal gland issues is a yeast infection.... more
    • Could it be anal glands?Linny, Wed Jun 13 02:58
      Hi Steve Most groomers will check their anal glands, but yours may not. I agree with Joe - it may be worth a trip to the vet. They should be able to find the cause. Good luck! Linny
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