Anal Glands and yellow foamPosted: September 16, 2007
Alma commented, “One more thing, when I had J-Block the groomer would always say she emptied the sack in the back. What is that, is that something to be done or because Rhoadie is neutered, that is not necessay? This groomer says nothing about that.” And, “Roadie is not eating as much, I think his stomach was a little upset yesterday as he brought up the yellow foam, and his bowels were a little loose. I saw him also scoot on the floor like he was itching back there.”
Read more about anal glands, including a description on how to express them yourself. Roadie being neutered wouldn’t affect his anal glands. There are different opinions among groomers (and veterinarians) regarding routine expression of anal glands. I always express anal glands when bathing a dog. Carol, my fellow groomer, only expresses anal glands if asked. Since Roadie is scooting, ask your groomer to express the glands each time he’s bathed.
It is not uncommon for dogs to throw up yellow foam. I don’t worry when my dogs do this. When I cared for Vickie’s Dante last summer while she and Alan went on vacation, she sent along milkbone style treats with instructions to give him one a couple of times a day ‘to keep away the yellow foamies.’ Maybe she can comment about that.