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Veterinary Services

Anal Glands – Scooting,Licking

Anal glands are scent glands located around the anus which produce a smelly, oily secretion. Anal glands are used by your pet for marking and are expressed naturally as stool is passed.


Anal Glands – Scooting, Licking

Problems occur when the anal glands get too full or impacted. If your pet cannot express the anal glands on a regular basis by the passing of stool, they can become swollen, irritated, and even infected. Some pets need help expressing the anal glands. At Vets Now! Veterinary Urgent Care can help by manually expressing them in a quick office procedure. This will help relieve the irritation and prevent infection. Pets that are having anal gland problems often need them manually expressed every 4-8 weeks.

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