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Why does my female puppy smell like fish?

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The fishy smell that both female and male puppies excrete is often an indication that the anal glands are backed up. Backed up anal glands are a common occurrence in many dogs.

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The fishy odor is caused by the discharge produced in the anal glands. The scent of the discharge is naturally a fishy odor and is secreted to help dogs to identify one another. Anal glands become backed up when the glands do not drain properly. Typically, a dog's anal glands will drain when the dog has a bowel movement. When the glands do not drain, a simple trip to the vet can fix the problem.

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