Check with your vet for an antibiotic you can apply after you empty the sacs. As mentioned above, when the anal glands become inactive and are not emptied out, the anal gland ducts may become clogged. It is possible to surgically remove the glands in these cases, but the procedure carries a relatively high rate of complications, including pain, infection, and fecal incontinence. Never had a problem either. But now I'm wondering if I should do his glands "just because"? Subscribe Site Updates Contact.
Glands within the anal sacs produce a dark, foul-smelling substance.
Our tests results are obtained through a clinical, government approved lab. Paula Chihuahua Warrior Posts: Registered Users do not see the above ads. The glands should empty out into your tissue. The lumbar-sacral area supplies the nerve and energy flow to the anus and anal glands. A dog scoots by sitting on his rear with his hind legs straight out in front of him.