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Home FAQ Why should my dog's anal glands get adjusted?

Why should my dog's anal glands get adjusted?

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Anal glands are two sacs inside your dog’s anus that holds a smelly liquid brown substance. Most dogs are able to empty them voluntarily when going potty.  Backed up glands are quite common in smaller breeds, due to the inability of emptying them voluntarily.

Impacted anal glands cause discomfort and potential heath problems. When we adjust a dog's anal glands, we relieve them of possible pressure that can build up.

Signs your dog can display when experiencing pressure in that area are:

  • scooting on the carpet
  • licking or chewing rear area
  • foul fishy odor coming from rear area.

We recommend seeing a vet if it ever becomes more of a problem.



Axcium Dog Spa welcomes all dogs, regardless of size or breed. We take great pride in our work and do our best to make sure you are satisfied. We have a number of clients that require special handling (for instance nervous dogs, old dogs, aggressive dogs etc.)