In this time of crisis, our front-line staff are working hard to ensure we're still there for the UK's most vulnerable pets. We need your support now more than ever to keep our doors open. The anal glands are a pair of small sacs that sit just inside the anus. They contain a strong-smelling liquid used for marking territory. Click image to enlarge. Unlike blocked anal glands , anal gland abscesses are often too painful for your vet to empty straight away.
Anal Gland Problems In Dogs
Blocked anal glands in dogs - PDSA
What are dog anal glands? Located just below the skin surface between the two layers of muscle of the sphincter controlling the anus, they produce an oily, foul-smelling yellow to brown fluid that dogs use to broadcast who they are and mark their territory. What are the possible dog anal gland issues? Normally when your dog poos, the stool passing squeezes the glands and empties them.
A Stinky Situation: Dog Anal Gland Problems
Anal gland problems affect millions of pets and are a very common and frustrating problem. Anal gland issues arise when the anal glands of dogs and cats becoming over-filled, blocked, or irritated. All dogs and cats have these two small glands sometimes referred to as anal sacs near the anal opening.
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