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.