Video – How To Empty Your Dog’s Anal Glands

Stephen is back, to show you the best way to empty your dog’s anal glands, if they have become blocked.

Anal Glands Video Information

Starting off with a quick anatomy lesson, Stephen shows how dogs’ anal glands function. He then goes onto show how to empty them if they have become blocked.

Some indicators of blocked anal glands are:

Scooting of the bum along the floor.
Chewing or licking around the bum area.
Tail chasing.
Discomfort when sitting.


If you notice any blood when emptying the anal glands, it is advisable to give us a call. This can be a sign of infection, and your dog may need veterinary treatment.

Don’t forget that, if you are ever worried about the health of your pet, you can always give your local Yorkshire Vets surgery a call. Our staff are always happy to help, and we operate a 24 hour emergency service at our main hospital. You can find the number for each surgery on the relevant surgery page. To access these, select from the surgeries menu at the top of the page.

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