Anal gland secretions
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Why does my dog smell like fish?
Anal gland secretions have a distinct smell that many people describe as fishy. If your dog smells like fish, chances are there may be something going on with her anal glands. Anal sac disease, which is a term used to describe problems with the anal glands, is very common, particularly among small dog breeds.
Do Your Dog anal glands smell like fish?
Anal gland secretions have a distinct smell that many people describe as fishy. If your dog smells like fish, chances are there may be something going on with their anal glands. Luckily, there are ways to deal address the smell.
Why does my dog have a bad smell in his anus?
By Susan Paretts| December 7, 2016. Located on the sides of the anus, a dog’s anal glands contain a pungent fluid that a dog expresses when he defecates to mark territory and that helps him identify other dogs. If the glands become inflamed, an unpleasant smell may develop in this area, indicating there is a problem.
How do you get fishy smell out of a dog butt?
Vets often use saline or other softening agents to empty the dog anal sack and get rid of that fishy smell from the dog. If the inflammation is severe, the vet will treat them with antiseptic and antibiotics. If the vet thinks anal sacs are abscessed, a few treatments will be required to resolve the fishy smell from the dog.