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Dog Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands are designed to provide lubrication when a dog passes a stool, and they also give each dog its unique scent. These glands that are located just inside your dog’s rectum can sometimes fail to empty properly, leading to discomfort and infection.

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


It is best to have your veterinarian express your dog’s anal glands, as we can further evaluate them for signs of infection or underlying issues.

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


This can be one of the signs we see with anal gland impaction- it is best to have them evaluated by your veterinarian.

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Last updated: April 12, 2021

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. CANCELLATION POLICY

Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give them to waitlisted patients.

4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

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We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family again!

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital