What is anal gland secretion?

Anal gland secretion is a means of communication for dogs. It’s used mainly to mark their territory or let other canines know about their identity. In some cases, however, this secretion can be a sign of a problem. When the anal gland builds up fluids and is not able to let out, it can lead to discomfort.

A regular visit to the groomer is an effective way to prevent this problem. Your dog groomer can undergo a delicate process to help fluids to come out and relieve any discomfort.

Symptoms of anal glands problem include excessive scooting (when your dog rubs their bum across the floor), blood or pus around the area, or if your dog is unusually licking their rear.