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Can there be any dietary reason for my Lab or some other reason I am not aware of?

When my lab was a pup the vet had suggested having his glands cleaned ever so often. So we used to take him once every two or three months for that. Now he is approximately 4 years old and I find that he needs cleaning of the glands much more frequently. Can there be any dietary reason for this or some other reason I am not aware of? Also when I take him for a walk he tries to lick any female dogs urine....is there some mineral or vitamin he is lacking in or is this also normal behaviour?
By Anushh · 15 Jan 2009 11:10 am

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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 15 Jan 2009 2:07 pm
are you refering to anal glands? not clear to me from your question. as far as licking is concerned, it means the female is in heat and leave their scent int his form only. its natural. but keep away from licking such things...
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By Anushh · 17 Jan 2009 5:54 pm
yes I am referring to anal glands. could you please answer that bit of the question? Thanks
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 17 Jan 2009 9:54 pm
this problem occurs when the dog is fed commerical feed ie kibbles.... do one thing and it willl go off in a month's time... give him some raw meaty bone to eat each day. since its completely digestive. do this and see the wonder. else for the time being you can do "aniema" on the dog to clean the glands... convert the dog to home made food and things will be back to normal... since kibbles have preservatives and other unwanted stuffz which do nto easily pass out of the body ( which dogs do not need it for good health), they get stuck at the glands and becomes hard which results in hard stool passing.
HTH!!
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By Anushh · 18 Jan 2009 9:00 pm
Thanks but my dog only has home made food, vegetables and chicken. Also his stool is perfectly fine. Secondly my female dogs are spayed and he licks their urine regularly. Thanks anyway
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By Priya Shergill · 20 Jan 2009 2:39 pm
Anushh all Dogs have anal glands. Whether they eat home cooked food or Kibbles, it doesn't really matter. The Anal Glands need to be drained at least once a month. They sometimes do emit a smelly fluid in between visits to the Vet, it could be due to a mild infection in the Anal Gland, or just that the Gland is full. Sometimes with a bulky stool the gland get drained out by itself. Let your Vet check his Anal glands. Do not use the anaema unless you check with your Vet. The Anal gland lies below the Anus so an Anaema will not drain it. Even for the Vet to drain it, he has to use a special technique. If the gland is not drained for a considerable amount of time, it gets impacted and can get infected.

Smelling of a Bitch's urine is normal. In fact, your Dog will also smell a male dog's urine. He will then urinate over the other dog's urine to mark his territory. Try to avoid his licking any urine as it could carry an infection.
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By Anushh · 22 Jan 2009 11:36 am
thanks for the response and the advice
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