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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: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Morinville Veterinary Clinic