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For dog owners (obviously)--how many times does your dog go out?
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Does your dog hide toys or bones around the house?

I know that this is normal behavior for dogs but Basil's never done this before. But yesterday we gave him a new chewy bone and he keeps pushing into corners, under furniture, etc. And then he rubs his muzzle on the floor to push "dirt" on top of it. I know this is something that a lot of dogs do instinctively but he's never done it before so I find it hilarious.

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For dog owners (obviously)--how many times does your dog go out? I need doggy advice. Ummm... Leni has grown up... Jasmin got her new haircut... and she ain't happy! Tossy Pouncey 1 Tossy Pouncey2
Linda3499931 Linda3499931 3 years 1 week
My dog hides everything,and expects for it to be where he hides it when he comes back to it. One day he went to hide a icecube in the yard,God forbid if I had let him. He would of tore my whole yard up looking for it later.
Zorpho Zorpho 4 years 25 weeks
My dog Eddy never eats bones or chewy toys immediately he always buries or hides them around the house, usually in my bed. He's also an excellent rat hunter, he's caught around 12 or 13 over a 6-7 year period. The last one sat under my bed rotting and stinking to high heaven fro a couple of weeks. I couldn't figure from where the horrible smell was emanating until eventually I had to move some furniture and there it was, while Eddy stood beside me looking on, proud as Punch with his little tail wagging at high speed.
JennaV JennaV 7 years 7 weeks
Positive thoughts coming your way :hug:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 7 weeks
I also read that dogs can do it themselves...when they poop. If, the poop is hard enough, it will push on the "glands", and they express themselves. I guess that's what our medium sized, female dog did. One more thing...a lot of dogs need to have their glands expressed, if they have soft stool due to certian types of dog food and people food. (Don't quote me on this...but I think I read that dogs need fiber in their diet and that Metimucile (sp) sprinkled on their food is a good thing.) I need to fact check that, though. The reason I'm so interested in this...is because, I think little Halo has been having a small problem back there. He never licked his bum...and he has been doing it, lately (not THAT frequently, though). So, I keep taking a giant wade of toilet paper...soaked in white vinegar to clean him off. If, you didn't know, white vinegar kills more bacteria than rubbing alcohol (which would hurt like h*ll, Neosporin (which can't be injested)...so the white vinegar works great. I can't wait until our vet appt. Please send positve vibes, good thoughts, or pray that nothing is seriously wrong with Halo. It anything happens to him...I will be devasted. Thank you. :froggy:
sashak sashak 7 years 7 weeks
EEW! Bodhi is a little doggie but her vet hasn't said anything about her glands :shrug: Maybe they do it when I'm not looking...
audreystar audreystar 7 years 7 weeks
Oh wait he doesn't lick his winky he licks his former balls area.
audreystar audreystar 7 years 7 weeks
Ok I just talked to my co-workers about this phenomena and all of them had heard of it. Hubby and I have not. :rotfl: I am not sure what planet we have been living on? Anyhoo the one said her groomers take care of her doggie's glands whenever they are groomed. We don't have Steeler groomed so I demanded Hubby talk to the vet next time he is due for shots. He doesn't have an issue with scooting but he doesn't mind licking his winky all the time. :shrug:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 7 weeks
Lauren, From my small time researching...I just read that small dogs DO need expressing...possibly more so than bigger dogs. :cry: Signs that your dog need to be expressed are: 1)scooting his/her bum on the floor (like candy said) 2) licking back there. I also found out their really not even a gland and most pet care professionals have no idea why they even exist. However, in ancient times the people thought, the animals used the scent to mark their territory. If, your dog or cat is having a bad time with his "glands" they can surgically fix it. And you do NOT want impacted, abscessed, or infection to happen. Whip, that's the first link I looked at during my research...it's really hard to see.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years 7 weeks
audreystar audreystar 7 years 7 weeks
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! :barf: My stomach is seriously turning. :faint:
Candybee Candybee 7 years 7 weeks
And by "express" we mean stick your index finger inside their butt and pop the outide with your thumb. You'll know when you did it right when you smell a rotten potato. :rotfl:
audreystar audreystar 7 years 7 weeks
WTF?! I have NEVER heard of this expressing thing? My vet has never mentioned it to me. Freakin gross. Steeler is medium sized - small end of large. He has been fixed. What the hell?
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years 7 weeks
Baz doesn't express them on his own, but I guess he's more of a small-to-medium dog. We have the groomer or the vet express them every time we take him.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years 7 weeks
I heard little dogs expressed them on their own... am I wrong?
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 7 weeks
Okay, I just found out that all dogs and cats have these glands. And it's very important to express them during bath time. Thank goodness, we have a vet appt coming up.
audreystar audreystar 7 years 7 weeks
I want to hang out and cuddle with everyone's dogs. :love:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 7 weeks
Halo does it a little bit. He pushes a certain tennis ball under the couch, and then try to get it out, yet he can't reach it...so we are always getting the ball for little guy. Oh, and he will dig like crazy (he doesn't do it often) on top of the bed or couch...his tiny little fuzzy arms going 90mph. It cracks me up. And one last thing..if there is a blanket on the couch, he'll hide his favorite ball and put it under the cover. My sister told me about the anal gland stuff...when she first got her male daschund (sp). I had never heard of it before, and I figured it was something you do for male dogs only. Well, now, I have a male dog...how often should I get my hubby to do it (yeah, I'm going to make him do it) :D ? Also, do female dogs need to have this done? (I'm asking because, the vet never told me to with our old dog, who was female...and my sister said male dogs). I've got to go googling. One last question..if you don't express (I think that's the word) the glands what happens to the dog?
sashak sashak 7 years 7 weeks
When we lived with my folks Bodhi used to rearrange things. I'd come home & find my shoes in my dad's chair & his shoes on my bed! She even hid one of my mom's slippers under the covers one night
sashak sashak 7 years 7 weeks
Bodhi doesn't hide toys, mostly because Sully steals them immediately! He has gotten better recently though, now he lets her have some personal squeak time :rotfl: Sully likes to stash stuff in his crate sometimes but he LOVES to "lose" the tennis balls under the furniture
audreystar audreystar 7 years 7 weeks
Steeler doesn't hide things but he has a gazillion toy balls that have rolled under tables and couches and I find them all the time when I clean. Grody at the anal rotten potatoes talk. :barf: Scooby is back. :rotfl:
wren1 wren1 7 years 7 weeks
My dog "hides" his treats in corners and pushes "dirt" on them. Usually by the time he goes back for them my bf's cat has eaten them. :rotfl: Scooby
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years 7 weeks
Dewey likes to bury his treasures under cushions and blankets in the living room.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years 8 weeks
we were so mean to poor scooby... huh...
JessNess JessNess 7 years 8 weeks
:rotfl: I just figured out how to read what Scooby is saying.
JennaV JennaV 7 years 8 weeks
I do, too! Come back :rotfl: