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Dog Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands, the hot topic of any day-to-day conversation! Anal gland material contains a scent for pets to mark their territory. They can become impacted and rupture if they are not being emptied naturally by the animal. When that happens, your dog can be quite uncomfortable and it can lead to more serious complications if left untreated. However, here at Mill Creek, we can help you with that!

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

If you have had a demonstration by a veterinarian professional, anal gland expression can be done at home.

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

When anal glands continue to fill without being naturally or manually expressed, it can cause discomfort. Dogs may show discomfort by licking at themselves, vocalizing when their hind end is touched, or scooting.

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