Anal gland location

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In health, a small amount of this fluid is released from the sacs located in the middle of the glands when a pet defecates. However, dogs and, very rarely, cats can develop problems e. When this occurs, the sacs holding the fluid can become distended, infected, uncomfortable, and eventually may even rupture. Make an appointment with your veterinarian ASAP. If need be, use a muzzle.

Dog Anal Gland Info

Anal Gland Disease - Animal Medical Center of Southern California

Anal glands in dogs and cats secrete a liquid substance, which is held inside of the sac until the animal defecates. In dogs and cats with normal anal glands, this liquid is normally expressed from the glands along with the bowel movement. Many animals will also express the contents of these glands when they become frightened, nervous, or excited. This expression will result in a foul smelling, dark colored liquid substance being seen near the rectum of the animal, under the tail, or on the floor or ground near the pet. Dogs are more commonly affected with anal sac disease than cats, and small breed dogs are more commonly affected with anal sac impaction than large breed dogs. Older female dogs are more commonly affected with anal sac tumors.

How to Express Your Dog’s Anal Glands

One of the most common problems we see in dogs are anal gland infections. Each time your dog has a bowel movement the fluid in the anal sacs should be expressed as the feces passes out. In some cases these glands will become infected or obstructed, and many dogs will have recurring problems with their anal glands.
This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. Dogs scoot when their anal sacs are uncomfortable. Anal glands and anal sacs are part of normal canine anatomy.