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Is your dog dragging his hind end on the floor? Is he chewing at himself? Is he chasing his hind quarters?

 

This most likely means that your dog needs his anal glands done. The anal glands are scent glands that are used for marking. Some dogs will express these glands when nervous or scared.

 

These glands are located under the skin next to the anus. In larger dogs these glands are usually expressed by the dog, however in smaller dogs these gland need to be expressed by hand. If these glands are not expressed frequently then the dogs anal glands can become impacted and cause infection.

 

Should your dogs anal glands become impacted and infected please get them to the vet immediately so that they can be taken care off. This is such an issue in some dogs that anal glands have to be surgically removed.

 

Here at Pretty Paws we express these glands every time your dog comes in for grooming. This is part of the job.