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Anal Gland Expression

Anal gland problems are more common in small and medium-sized dogs, but large breeds and cats can develop issues as well. The classic symptom of an inflammation or infection of anal sacs in dogs is ‘scooting.’  A dog will sit and drag or scoot his rear across the ground (grass and carpet are favorite surfaces) in an effort to alleviate the itching and irritation caused by an inflamed, infected or impacted anal gland.  If your pup is doing the dreaded scoot across the grass or your favorite Oriental rug, take heed. Chances are she’s trying to solve a problem with one or both anal glands.  She may resolve the problem herself if it’s a once in awhile thing, but if she can’t or the problem is recurrent, a visit from us can help!

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