Dog Anal Gland Expression
While anal glands aren't the most glamorous parts of a dog's anatomy, they are definitely an important part! The scent and secretion they leave when expressed helps dogs communicate things such as their sex, health and approximate age to other dogs. They also serve as a way for dogs to mark their territory.
Signs your dog may need an expression:
Typically you will notice your dog scooting it’s bottom on surfaces or excessively licking at it. Another sign is an abnormal stinky smell emitting from this area.
How often should I have this done?
We recommend an expression when your dog starts to show the signs listed above. Excessive expression can cause pain and inflammation in this area. If your dog has regularly gotten them done in the past, we are happy to continue your regimine that has been successful for your pup!
Price: $10 add on
Anal gland expressions are an add on to any service. Generally, it is done in addition to a bath so we can really get your pup’s bottom smelling squeaky clean after, but we can do it with any service.