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James bascharon shows how to easily express your dogs anal glands at home the veterinarian recommended way. This video is hosted by a veterinarian showing both the internal and external ways. anal glands usually drain naturally during a dogs bowel movement, but they can sometimes get impacted and clogged up. Drainage of abscess what is an abscess? You have either a perianal abscess, an infection that began in a mucous-secreting gland in the anal canal around your anus, or a pilonidal abscess, an infection in a hair follicle trapped under the skin overlying the tailbone. Anal sac disease is a disease process that results in anal sac impaction, which may be followed by secondary infection (sacculitis) and abscess formation. Recurrent anal sac disease is often associated with underlying food hypersensitivity or atopy. It is common in dogs, with the highest incidence noted in small-breed. 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. a perirectal abscess is a collection of pus in the deep tissues surrounding the anus. By contrast, a perianal abscess is a shallower collection of pus under the skin surrounding the anus however, both are sometimes described as an anal abscess. regardless, a ruptured anal gland abscess in dogs is an extremely painful condition. Once the abscess ruptures though, the pain is significantly reduced. See your vet if you have a dog with a ruptured anal gland abscess. Diagnosing a dog with a ruptured anal gland abscess is quite easy. Anal sacs, or anal glands, carry some smelly fluid and occasionally need to be expressed, or emptied. Many dogs express them by themselves every time they poop the sacs are around a dogs anus but occasionally the sacs fill with fluid and your dog needs some help to release the fluid.