Chase is a year and a half.
I take him to the vet to get them expressed and it seems like only days later he is scooting, licking or I can smell it.
Jenn: that is exactly what I went through for months with Max (and we had seen several different vets at the same practice) until finally I went to a different practice, and the vet (the one we stuck with after that) took a sample of his fluid when he expressed him, did a slide, and saw evidence of infection. Because I was getting him expressed every time he started licking, that kept the glands from getting swollen, etc., so none of the vets prior thought they were infected. Then the vet put him on antibiotics, and it cleared up the infection, and he stopped licking. In our case, it turned out that his glands had stopped working on their own–but as long as they weren't infected and I had them expressed every couple of weeks--he wouldn't lick.