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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.
A dog's anal glands are two little sacs, roughly the size of a blueberry or grape, at the 4 and 8 o'clock position next to the dogs bottom under the skin.
One condition that causes some animals to rub their bottoms on the floor is because of a problem with their anal glands, which are 'scent glands'.
Any dog who starts to scoot and doesn't have impacted anal glands should have a complete dermatologic and neurologic examination with its routine physical."
Anal adenocarcinoma can be separated into three main categories: tumors arising from the mucosal surface, anal glands, or along fistulous tracts [1, 4].
A study in the journal (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03356-x) Scientific Reports  found the researchers analyzed secretions from wild meerkat anal glands, identifying what chemicals were in the pastes.
The anal glands can become impacted, infected, and abscessed.
There may be just one in a hundred square miles, but they have a communal place where they urinate and squirt their anal glands, to say what their sex is, age, how they are feeling You see these leopards coming up and getting the latest of what the status is of their nearest neighbour who they have never seen, and may never see, but they know is there.
Mr Hughes added: "When I picked it up he secreted a disgusting smelling fluid from his anal glands, it's his only form of defence.
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.
INTRODUCTION: More than 95% of all ano-rectal abscesses are caused by infections arising in the anal glands that communicate with the anal crypts (cryptoglandular disease).