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how do i pop an anal gland

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how do i pop an anal gland
Submitted: 7 years ago via ThePetCenter.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 7 years ago.



To empty your dog's anal glands, you can perform the procedure either externally or internally. Either may be a little awkward if you have never done it before and it may be a good idea to have someone with experience do it with you the first time. Also if you experience any difficulty or the discharge appears bloody, I would have your vet examine him for evidence of obstruction or infection.


I am linking a great article that goes over the technique in detail.

emptying anal glands


I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.