Posted : 6/19/2008 10:15:36 PM
Sometimes they will abscess & rupture if left for too long. There isn't really a set time line for how often it needs to be done. I would have it done as soon as you notice him licking.
Personally, I would take him to the vet & let them check him. It sounds like it's just that his anal sacs are full, but the vet can check to make sure that everything looks normal.
If you aren't squeamish, have them show you how to express them so that you can handle it from now on. I deal with my dogs monthly. We have "Bath, Nails, & Booty" Day!