anal gland

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anal gland

[′ān·əl ‚gland]
(invertebrate zoology)
A gland in certain mollusks that secretes a purple substance.
(vertebrate zoology)
A gland located near the anus or opening into the rectum in many vertebrates.
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Q: My two-year-old female Border Collie, Lilly, regularly needs to have her anal glands emptied.
It didn't take long to find out that Shug's anal glands, two littles bundles of pungent canine scent situated on either side of his bottom, were not emptying properly.
Question: I noticed my dog has been dragging his rear end along the floor and I have been advised to get his anal glands checked.
If your dog doesn't have anything like this, it can also be due to problems with the anal glands or a condition called 'anal furunculosis' where there are small tears in the bottom that can cause pain.
Additional services include skunk remedies, anal glands expressed, and private areas trimmed, as well as many top line retail items and free anesthesia for pet dental cleaning.
You can simply request a bath and dry involving emptying of the anal glands, shampooing, full body massage and health CHECK, conditioning treatment, blasting and removal of dead hair and to finish off a full blow dry of your pet's coat.
Her anal glands haven't been impacted or infected yet but I have to express her glands about once a month as indicated by her scooting.
Over-zealous cleaning can cause micro-abrasions of the delicate peri-anal skin and removal of protective oils secreted by the anal glands, resulting in a cycle of inflammation, irritation and itch.
Poo may be stuck in the surrounding fur, or their anal glands may need expressing.
com/PetplanUK QOUR four-year-old boxer Staffy cross, Sally, has to have her anal glands evacuated every four to five weeks.
But rarely has he expressed the kind of shock we saw when Oliver blurted out that cheap strawberry syrup and vanilla ice cream can contain beaver anal glands.
Q Our cavalier king Charles has problems with his anal glands.