Expressing the anal gland photos
12 Jul How to Express a Dog's Anal Gland. Your dog's anal glands are two grape- shaped glands located just below the anus to either side. The pheromones they secrete give canines vital information about one another, including health, age, and sex.
Description:Liquid held inside the sac is usually expelled when a dog defecates, but if this does not occur on a regular basis, the material inside thickens, which makes it harder to pass. The pressure of the firm, bulky stool against the colon wall near the anus can help to express the anal gland contents when a pet defecates. Since the process can be somewhat messy, pairing an expression with a bath is usually a smart idea. Take a look at the anal juice on the tissue. You'll know they're empty when the sacs are barely palpable and there is no more liquid being expressed.