The anal sacs are two glands located next to the dog’s anus, which are at the four o’clock and eight o’clock positions under the anus. The anal glands secrete anal gland fluid, an extremely foul-smelling liquid that varies in smell and color. Dogs always chew bones and have enough calcium deposits in the discharge to make the discharge hard and the fluid sacs will tend to become empty. But we now eat dog food and some of the more mixed things, the dog will continue to accumulate fluid, not emptied in time will form a sac. The most frequent anal sac gland disease is the problem of obstruction and inflammation, which can also be called a bad body odor on the dog. This is why it is necessary to clean your dog regularly.
Dogs that need to have their anal glands cleaned typically show the following symptoms:
- 1. Rubbing the buttocks on the floor
- 2. Biting the buttocks
- 3. Turning around and biting the tail
- 4, touching its rump will be very sensitive
- 5. Hitching and pulling on the tail instead of holding it high and sometimes holding it with both legs
- Other dogs do not show the above symptoms, but their bodies emit a very unpleasant odor.