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Should I Be Expressing My Dog’s Anal Glands? (Yuck!)

Posted by Chris Gaylord, DVM on Nov 5, 2015 2:30:00 PM

Sometimes veterinary medicine is all about cute kittens and doggie kisses.  At the opposite end of the spectrum is caring for anal glands.  Brooklyn Bark caught up with Dr. Chris of North Slope Veterinary who had just finished expressing a pup's anal glands.


Brooklyn Bark: Does my dog have anal glands?

Dr. Chris: Yes, all dogs have anal glands.  They are actually anal “sacs” but most people call them glands, so we will use that terminology.  They are two small pouches that collect glandular secretions within th

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