Anal glands are small sacs located near the anus of dogs. They produce a foul-smelling liquid that is used to mark territory.
Place your dog in a comfortable position. You can do this by sitting on the floor with your dog in your lap or by having them stand next to you.
Sometimes, the anal glands can become full and infected. This can cause your dog to scoot their bottom across the floor, lick their rear end excessively, or even become aggressive.
If your dog is scooting their bottom across the floor, licking their rear end excessively, or even becoming aggressive, it's a sign that their anal glands may need to be expressed.
You should express your dog's anal glands every 2-3 months, or more often if they are prone to problems.
Here are a few tips for expressing your dog's anal glands:Be gentle. Don't force the liquid out of the gland. If your dog is uncomfortable, stop and try again later.
Expressing your dog's anal glands is an important part of their grooming routine. By following these steps, you can help keep your dog healthy and comfortable.