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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: July 19, 2021

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Thank you for choosing Morinville Veterinary Clinic for your pets' veterinary needs. As we continue to adjust to the "new normal," we have implemented new protocols to keep you and our team safe.

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NEW PET OWNERS

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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

Please note our hours for the following 2021 dates:

July 28: 8am-4pm (Open 4pm-9pm for food pick up only)
July 29: 8am-6pm (Open 6pm-9pm for food pick up only)
July 30: 8am-5pm (Open 5pm-9pm for food pick up only)
Aug 01: CLOSED
Aug 03: 8am-5pm (Open 5pm-9pm for food pick up only)

Aug 05: 8am-6pm (Open 6pm-9pm for food pick up only)
Aug 18: 8am-4pm (Open 4pm-9pm for food pick up only)

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