Sometimes dogs (more so than cats) emit a foul-smelling odour from their anal glands, usually when they defecate.
In dogs, when these glands are full they cause discomfort. So dogs that chew their bottoms or the base of their tail, or scoot along the ground are usually giving a telltale sign that they need their anal glands expressed.
Anal glands can become infected or burst if not treated. In some cases we surgically remove them.
Our nurses can express normal glands; however, a veterinary appointment is necessary if they’re infected or inflamed.
Dogs are prone to attracting a lot of dirt in their ears when they play. As a result, dirty earwax sometimes builds up within the ear canal.
Regular, gentle cleaning will help. But first it’s important to identify whether the ear is infected. Our nurses can check your pet’s ears for signs of infection and will recommend you make an appointment with one of our vets, if they suspect an infection. They’ll also recommend and happily demonstrate how to use products to keep your pet’s ears clean.
Your pet’s ears should be maintained by using a gentle cleaning product every month or so, or before bathing.
Cats too can get dirty ears but healthy cats groom and have a more open ear structure, so it’s unusual for our feline friends to need any help from their owners.
If you’re one of our many satisfied clients, please consider referring us.
Just ask your friend to mention your pet’s name when they book. As our client, you’ll receive a $25 voucher from us, to come off your pet’s next consultation or spend on products available in our reception – and so will your friend!