Anal gland problems

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The secreted substance is normally an oily, brownish fluid that packs a strong odor. 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. Then you see your dog scooting his bum on the ground or licking around the area. If the anal glands are not emptied they can become impacted and an abscess can form, which then bursts through the skin leaving a smelly, bloody, painful mess. This may be a temporary thing, such as during an episode of diarrhea, or it may be an ongoing issue.

Dog Anal Gland Info

Information - Issues - Care for Dog Anal Glands | Glandex

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. When all is well, you hardly notice that they are there. Sometimes the gland does not completely empty and the fluid that is left can become thickened, blocking the duct through which the gland empties. The glands can become completely blocked, or impacted, which may lead to infection.

A Stinky Situation: Dog Anal Gland Problems

All dogs have anal glands. Most of the time your dog won't need any help from you, but sometimes these glands get impacted and require human or even veterinary intervention to clear them out. Most dog owners know about anal glands from the stinky odor they give off.
You may have witnessed your dog scooting on its butt across the ground or your favorite rug. Or maybe it suddenly started licking its behind obsessively or you noticed an abnormal, room-clearing odor wafting around your pup. On the other hand, perhaps your best buddy is constipated or experiencing pain when it tries to poop or even just sit down. Although any of these behaviors and symptoms could be a sign of a variety of maladies, they may indicate a problem with your dog's anal glands and its need to relieve them which may be uncomfortable or painful if impacted or infected. The anal glands, technically called anal sacs , are two small pouches of tissue located just under the surface of the skin on either side of a dog's anus.