Dog Anal Gland Expression
Anal Glands are a natural part of your dog and cat’s (as well as many other animals) regular bowel movements. They are typically released every day with a normal bowel movement, and this helps lubricate the feces and leaves a scent as a signature to each pet.
Should I drain my dog’s anal glands at home?
Not unless directed by your veterinarian.
If my dog scoots on the carpet, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?
Not necessarily. They may be full, or itchy in their hind end from allergies, fleas, worms, etc.