My vet showed me one time how to squeeze Diamond's rectal to release the pressure with in her anal gland. It needs to be done again. It is swollen and becoming very red and irratated. Can you provide me with written instructions on how to squeeze dogs anal glands. I remember what the vet showed me but I would like to have written examples in front of me when I do this to her. Also, do you have any suggestions how I can help her from having this problem every so many months.
This is very common in dogs and there is not much you can do to prevent it. I do recommend that you bring her to the vet to have the glands squeezed but if you really want to do this at home it goes like this. Squeeze the anus together at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. If a smelly fluid pops out then you did it. I would put a napkin in your Palm to prevent the gland material from dripping. vetcare