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 anal 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. When things are working well, and if your dog's poop is solid enough, it will press against the glands as he poops.
Powered by mwForum 2. Not logged in Champdogs Information Exchange. Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone could help me with a query regarding our Springer Spaniel. Archie is 2 yrs approx. We've had him 4 months. Just before Christmas he hurt his back and we had to take him to the vet.
Can you please tell me more? Do you have any advice to offer? The purpose of the glands is to produce a fluid with a strong odor very pungent and fishy smell unique to each dog.
Sebaceous glands produce a liquid substance that has a foul, fishy odor which is yellow to tan in color and exists as means of identification and territory marking. Normally, the liquid secretions are expressed when a dog defecates. The pressure of the firm feces allows the glands to complete empty. No problem when this occurs outside!