Pet Grooming

Anal Gland Expression

You caught your dog doing the booty scoot on your favorite rug and now you're wondering why they do it and how you can get it to stop. Whether that or excessive licking of your pet's hind region is what brought you here, it's likely that your dog's anal glands need attention. When anal gland problems in dogs begin to develop, human intervention may be required to provide relief. Impacted anal glands need to be manually expressed - a task that can be performed by a veterinarian or a vet technician. Even some dog groomers who have been trained in the task may do this as part of their routine grooming. But if you notice it becoming an issue, you should always bring your dog to the vet first rather than the groomer, because sometimes, the problem may not be that simple.