Dog Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands are scent glands that are located just inside the rectum. These glands are naturally expressed each time a dog has a bowel movement. Sometimes these glands don’t empty on their own and can become infected and even rupture which is very painful.

Should I drain my dog’s anal glands at home?

We do not recommend this procedure to be done a home. Some animals will experience pain and may bite without proper restraint.

If my dog scoots on the carpet a lot, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?

Not always, however, if this does occur we should check to make sure the glands are not blocked or infected.


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