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Anal Glands

Your dog's anal glands are two small pouches or sacs situated at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock position around the anal opening.
The anal glands produce strong smelling runny toothpaste like secretion, which is deposited when the pet defecates. The function is thought to be a scent-marking device to mark out territories although in the present day environment, they are redundant.They are, unfortunately, a common cause of problems in our pets, particularly in dogs.

How do I know if my pet has a problem?

Bottom rubbing; Bottom Licking; Anal gland abscess, a very painful problem characterized by a swelling to one side of the anus - if your pet presents with this condition, he or she will need urgent treatment at your vets; Anal Gland Tumors, fortunately not particularly common and are seen as a swelling in the anal gland area often without discomfort. These should be dealt with promptly to give the best chance of a cure.