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Anal Gland Featured ImageA very common problem we see in vet clinics are dogs who have been “scooting” their bottom along the ground.
While it can be worms, it can just as often be impacted anal glands.  It is quite a simple procedure for a nurse or vet to express anal glands and gives immediate relief to your pet.

If your pet has been “scooting” and you are unsure why, it is a good idea to have a consultation with one of our vets initially so that they can assess what is going on.  However if it is a recurring issue, it is simply a matter of making an appointment with one of our nurses to have this procedure done.


It is very common in smaller breeds of dog (although it can happen with any size or  breed of dog) and symptoms can include:
  • Scooting – rubbing the bottom (anus) on the ground.
  • A foul, fishy smell.
  • Nibbling and licking the anus and/or lower back.
  • Pain when pooing.
  • Suddenly sitting down in discomfort.
  • Looking round at their back end suddenly.

Please phone us anytime and talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  We are here to help.