Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia - Dealing with Anal Sac Disease in Dogs
Does your dog sometimes strain excessively to defecate? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then your dogs anal glands might need emptying. Anal glands are sacs located either side of the anus, at approximately four and eight o clock. These sacs contain natural liquid secretions which can vary in color from yellowish to brown to grey in healthy animals.
Do Field Springer Spaniels have problems with Anal Glands?
Anal Gland problems!! Not the most pleasant of discussion topics but a very common problem in dogs, particularly Working Cockers. You may not be aware that your dog is suffering from a problem with it's anal glands, instead the dog may become snappy or unhappy for its back end to be touched. Other symptoms to watch out for are; rubbing it's bottom across the ground, chewing or licking it's back end, sitting uncomfortably or chasing it's tail.
From time to time your dog's anal sacs may become impacted and it may be necessary for you to give your Cocker Spaniel a helping hand to clear them. Learn more about your dog's anal glands, what can cause a blockage and how to express them yourself. Your dog's nal sacs also known as anal glands are two small scent glands inside your pet's bottom, just below and to either side of the anal opening.