PUgs That like to Express themselves


It all started when...

We were taking Momo to the vet for her annual checkup. I don't know about your pug, but ours loves to express herself (and I am not talking about this Madonna's song). For those not in the know, some dogs have anal glands that occasionally spray out a bit of vinegar smelling liquid. It is calling "expressing".

I know, it is so embarrassing. For the pug owner, that is. I don't think Momo gives a ruff about it, one way or the other. Anyways, so when one is at the vet, you ask them to express the glands so it doesn't happen later on its own while snuggling and watching your favorite show. Except my partner volunteered me to have the vet teach me how to do it!

I am a good sport though, so I decided to try. It turns out expressing your dogs glands takes a ton of muscles and practice. You have to insert your finger slightly and then squeeze this little marble thingamajig really really hard and that should do it. Easier said than done. I tried 3 or 4 times and no luck. Oh well, we can also let the professional do it. And that is the story of the time I tried to learn to express our pug!