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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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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.
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.
Hobbs et al (44) in 2001 studied 14 cases of anal canal adenocarcinoma and identified 7 cases that fit a set of criteria that the authors defined for carcinoma of anal gland type: haphazardly dispersed, small glands with scant mucin production that invade the wall of the anorectal area without an intraluminal component; the tumor glands are positive for CK7.
Diet is considered by many to play a critical role in managing and treating impacted anal glands.
Parallel to the hypobranchial gland in the same position can be found a black pigmented structure, presumably the anal gland.
Besides improving the dog's diet, the other way to bring relief--faster--for ordinary cases is to express, or empty, the anal glands when they're full.
Most of these growths are anal gland adenocarcinomas, which can readily spread to the surrounding tissue and lymph glands.
Our veterinarian says Wobbles has an anal gland that is giving him trouble.
Hot spots may also form when a cat scratches or chews an area of her body because of some problem in that specific spot, as when a cat chews at the base of her tail because of an infected anal gland.
They mark their turf by secreting a substance called 'paste' from an anal gland, wiping it here and there on the grass.
I read "Butt Scoot Boogie" in great anticipation of seeing my own solution to canine anal gland problems.