Dog Anal Glands Expression

Dog Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands are designed to provide lubrication when a dog passes stool. These glands, that are located just inside your dog’s rectum, can sometimes fail to empty properly which can lead to discomfort and infection.

Should I drain my dog’s anal glands at home?


No, unless you have experience doing so. It is always best to have your veterinarian express your dog’s anal glands. By doing this, we can further evaluate them for signs of infection or any other underlying issues.

If my dog scoots on the carpet, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?


It can be one of the signs of anal gland impaction. However, we recommend you come in to see your DVM.

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Last updated: July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Torbay Road Animal Hospital