Sunday, January 23, 2011

An insight on Dog's Anal glands

Many dog owners get embarrassed when casually walking their dog to another dog sniffing rear. What most people do not realize is, it's not their butts they sniff, it's the anal glands. Also known as scent glands, anal glands are a few small blisters on both sides of the anus of a dog. Every dog has his or her unique unique scent. For a dog sniffing butt someone akin to us networking, shaking hands and handing out business cards. It's a way to refresh their memory.
When dogs roam the untamed packed their anal gland markers are an important part of the survival of the pack. The smell left behind not only mark their territory, it also helps seal looking for a lost member, or vice-verse. It is also used in battle. If you are stressed or afraid, will involuntarily gland "Express yourself. It is not uncommon for one of the weaker pack members to voluntarily offer him or herself, for the survival of the rest of their package.
Today, many wandering dogs, have found their way home after their own scent marks and the marks him or her know. That is one reason why it takes so long to walk the dog while. They should smell more! There are a lot of notice that your dog amounts of information already in their neighborhood to give. All that sniffing is also a kind of GPS system in their heads creates. It is always useful, they must be lost.
Problems with the anal glands
Who has not had a laugh or two, you see a dog scoot their butts on the carpet or grass? In fact, the dog has a problem with their anal glands. Most likely affected. Normal bowel movements is not enough pressure to empty liquid. Other signs of discomfort when a dog obsessed with licking their butts, find it difficult to sit or stand behind their tail, will not touch their back-end, or warp.
Glands affected and most likely to be manifested by the owner, groomer or veterinarian. Many prefer someone else do the bad deed if the liquid has an intensely foul odor. Normally, the fluid is yellow or beige color, and pretty wet. It also has a very unpleasant smell.
That problem should be solved quickly, as the bags can influence and abscesses, resulting in severe discomfort, fever and swelling. If the affected and infected, the gray-brown liquid, thick and it stinks! Blood or pus or signs glands are infected, a veterinarian and the dog immediately. If an abscess, the vet had to lance the bags to drain. The dog will be put on antibiotics until the infection disappears.
Almost all dogs have a few games with anal gland problems during their lifetime. However, the problem persists, and periodically return, your vet may be a procedure in which the glands surgically removed suggest. It's called anal sacculectomy.
A high fiber diet helps to manage the firm of relief, allowing the dog to make themselves known when feces. And a little bran or Metamucil to your dog's stool is thin, have helped prevent some dogs anal gland issues.
Bottom line: Next time your dog scoots their butt around on the ground ... Check out these anal glands! You'll both be glad you did. Pay special attention to smaller dogs. For whatever reason, they usually have a bigger problem with anal gland problems than larger dogs.

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