If your dog's anal glands fail to express properly, they may actually become impacted and make your dog very uncomfortable. Watch for these signs
Anal glands are two small, "grape"-shaped glands located just under the skin at four o’clock and eight o’clock to the anus. The fluidy, odoriferous material they normally produce is used by dogs, cats and other small mammals to lend a unique scent to their stool, thereby identifying it as their own.
Full or impacted anal glands are no joke. A dog will drag his rear across the ground to relieve the unbearable itch, which is where you step in to help out.
How to Express a Dog's Anal Gland. Your dog's anal glands are two grape-shaped glands located just below the anus to either side. The pheromones they secrete give canines vital information about one another, including health, age, and sex.
Dr. McCoy demonstrates how to express your dog's anal glands.
If your dog suddenly takes scooting along the carpet to wipe her butt, you may be in for a real treat — the dubious pleasure of expressing your best friend’s anal sacs.
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Tired of pricey vet bills every time your dog needs anal gland relief? Learn to express your dog's anal glands, symptoms and prevention tips.
Dogs have two small glands inside their anus that store a foul-smelling liquid.