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If you see your pups anal glands blocked, but theyre not bleeding or releasing pus, you can drain them yourself. James bascharon shows how to easily express your dogs anal glands at home the veterinarian recommended way. The anal glands or anal sacs are small glands near the anus in many mammals, including dogs and cats. They are paired sacs on either side of the anus between the external and internal sphincter muscles. Sebaceous glands within the lining secrete a liquid that is used for identification of members within a species. These sacs are found in many carnivorans, including wolves, bears, sea otters and kinkajous. expressing a cats anal glands reduces the possibility of infection. Express a cats anal glands with tips from a veterinarian in this free video on pet care. starting off with a quick anatomy lesson, stephen shows how dogs anal glands are supposed to function, before showing how to empty them manually if they have become blocked. when should a dogs anal glands be expressed and can an infection develop if left untreated? - duration 445. Your dogs anal glands are two grape-shaped glands located just below the anus to either side. The pheromones they secrete give canines vital information about one another, including health, age, and sex. Anal glands or anal sacs are located on either side of your dogs anus they usually drain naturally every time your pup has a bowel movement. Sometimes, anal glands dont express themselves the way they should, and the result is a buildup of fluid. learn tips and techniques on how to clean, drain or express the anal glands of your dog in this free video. But anal gland problems in dogs are fairly common and if not treated promptly, can lead to serious lifelong issues.