Idea Exchange: Tips to freshen that anal gland expression

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Idea Exchange: Tips to freshen that anal gland expression

Check out these two reader-submitted ways to be nice to your nose.
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Aug 10, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

Have you tried either of these fixes to freshen bums after an anal gland expression? (Images courtesy of Shutterstock.com and Getty Images)

A snappy solution

A 3% hydrogen peroxide solution kills the odor from anal sacs. It also works on cat urine.
 

Jim Nelson, DVM
Nelson’s Animal Clinic
Seneca, Pennsylvania

 

Minty fresh fur

Instead of perfume or cologne, we keep Scope mouthwash in a little squirt bottle. After expressing and wiping with waterless shampoo, we give the dog's bottom a minty fresh spritz.
 

College Avenue Animal Clinic
Levelland, Texas