Anal Gland Expression
The most common problem with anal glands occurs when inflammation of the perineum or anus itself allows for swelling at the site of their outflow. Therefore, the gland’s indwelling material continues to accumulate, creating pressure within the structure and discomfort to the pet.
Most pets (usually dogs) will bite, scoot, twirl on their behinds or otherwise demonstrate dissatisfaction with the area. It’s important to note that cats don’t usually engage in the same behavior. Many times, though the glands are full and uncomfortable, cats will continue to tolerate the situation. A groomer is a good choice because they will likely see your dog every few weeks and, thus, there is less time that the glands are going unchecked. You can go ahead and add this service to your pet’s grooming!