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Dog Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands are small internal glands on either side of your dog’s anus. The purpose of the glands are to provide lubrication during a bowel movement. In some cases, the glands are not expressed normally with a bowel movement, there can be many reasons for this. If an anal gland becomes blocked or impacted, this will be painful for your dog and will require veterinary attention.


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


Expressing anal glands can be a very unpleasant and invasive experience, and we recommend the procedure is done by a registered veterinary technician or veterinarian. If you’re comfortable handling this procedure at home, our veterinary team can give you a lesson on proper techniques.

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


Scooting can be a symptom of anal gland issues. If you are noticing this behaviour, it is time to book an appointment.

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Last updated: January 11, 2022.

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