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    The Fishies

    My basset has the fishies!

    We have had him to the vet to get "squeezed" on his behind and it helped for a bit but, he smells like lobsters quite often. He does scoot and gets lots of excersise too and his "poo-poo's" are normal.

    All I can seem to do is have the lysol near by......

    Anyone else have this problem and if so what can you do??

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    Hi there,
    I raise bassets, and find your post interesting. I've never seen this before. I'd certainly like to find out more about it too. Thanks for your post.
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    Have your vet show you how to express (as in "squeeze") his anal glands. Not exactly a pleasant task, but it will usually take care of things and you can avoid unwanted surprise odors.




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    I've never heard of this!! What are the fishies? Is this something that can affect all dogs? (I have a 3-month old male Yorkie.)





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    My labradoodle has the same problem. Didn't know it was called Fishies. He developed skin allergies and now I cook his food. In between the time he goes to the groomer I wash him with an anti-itch shampoo and squeeze his anal glands. I also use an anti-itch spray for dogs on it. It helps for a little while, but he still scoots and chews on his anal glands.





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    my basset, Cooper only smells like FISH real bad and I called it the Fishies. LOL. His coat is silky smooth and no itching or biting or scooting. Sometimes he just reaks of seafood. EEEEWWWWW. And I keep the lysol can near by for the sake of my own nose. I was told squeezing his glads too much can damage them and the last time he had that done at the vet it only lasted a couple days. I can say I have found if he is upset in some way, that horrible smell comes out and he leaks a little. I don't know if there is a connection there. But I should of just named him "fish". LOL LOL. Still trying to find a way to help him with this.....any help is greatly appreciated.





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