Expressing Anal Glands....
Ok, so maybe this is a weird question. But our 5 month old (60+ pound!) pup has the most disgusting smell that comes from his butt--its fishy. One day I thought to myself, well maybe its his anal glands. Sure enough, I expressed them and a bunch of nasty smelling tannish colored liquid came out. I've had to do this every week or so since he was 3 months old. Is this a common issue with pits/mixes/large dogs? He is a mix of some sort. I know often small dogs have to get their glands expressed at the vet or groomer or whatever, but I've never heard of a large dog needing this. If I don't express them, then they leak on the furniture and he stinks terribly.
Can anyone tell me if they've experienced this? And, what they've done about it?