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Dog Anus Smell - Information about Symptoms of Dog Anus Odor and Brownish Liquid


As far as domestic pets, dogs are one of the most commonly housed variety all over the world. Despite the fact that they can easily be trained to fulfill a number of roles including highly specialized ones such as acting as a seeing eye dog for the blind, sniffer dogs for bomb and drug detection units all over the world, they are probably best known for the fact that they serve as very good companions to their masters in general. The phrase ‘dog is a mans best friend’ has come about over ages of a close bond having developed between masters and their canines.

However, taking care of a dog isn’t very easy as it is much like taking care of a child, given that you will need to take care of it to a significant level. Just as with almost any pet, the dog will depend on you to make sure that you cater to its dietary needs as well as provide with a comfortable and decent shelter. Another very important aspect of caring for a dog is to make sure that you understand when it is in pain or affected by some medical complication. Identifying the symptoms that occur when the animal is affected is a very important aspect of ensuring the animal leads a good quality of life.

One of the more common conditions that dogs are affected by is when the anal glands of the animal give out a very prominent and, at times, repulsive odor. The smell is given out by the anal glands which are two glands located on each side of the animals rectal opening and hold a certain amount of strong smelling brownish liquid. These glands play a prominent role in helping the dog mark its territory, something that happens when the animal either urinates or defecates anywhere. The smell remains with the excreta – which other dogs will smell. In the event that the animal gives out a smell that is too prominent for you to be near the animal for any significant period of time, it is important to make sure that you take the animal to a nearby veterinarian to have the animal checked. Some of the symptoms that the animal is suffering from a problem including you witnessing the animal drag its rear across the floor, the animal constantly chewing or licking its rectum as well as the animals stools becoming noticeably soft and mushy, in addition to the dog anus smell.

 
  Submitted on January 12, 2012  
 
 
 
 
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