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Anal Gland Care for Dogs

Paired anal glands near the opening of a dog’s anus produce a secretion with a characteristic odor that can provide a lot of information about the identity, health status, etc. of dogs. When stool passes by the anal glands on their way out of the body, pressure is exerted on the glands and fluid is secreted into the passageway.

However, certain problems that affect the anal glands can prevent secretion of the fluid and eventually result in impacted anal glands. The most common causes include a poor quality diet, hereditary deformities, and infections affecting the anal glands.

If your pet’s anal glands seem to be impacted frequently, you may need to express the glands’ contents manually to relieve the discomfort. Pets with anal gland problems tend to drag their behind across the ground or floor.

Any changes in your pet’s behavior or routine should prompt a consultation with your veterinarians Valrico, FL. For more detail click here - http://valricovet.com/

 

 

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