The anal glands, or anal sacs, are two small glands ranging from about the size of a pea to the size of a grape. Their openings are located just inside the anus. They create a smelly discharge that can range from a thin liquid to a thick paste.

Our canine and feline friends can struggle with anal gland issues. Most pets express their anal glands during defecation, but in some cases, the anal glands need to be expressed by either the owner or a Veterinary professional.

If your pet is struggling with constant anal gland issues you can try the following to see if there is any improvement.

  • High Fibre diet
  • Adding fiber supplements
  • High Fibre treats

Your pet may require regular anal gland expression to avoid an abscess, so keep an eye out for signs that they might be irritating your pet.

  • Scooting
  • Licking
  • Bad Smell