Dog Anal Gland Removal and Home Expression
(Vernon, British Columbia, Canada)
Failure to Express The Anal Glands Regularly Could Result In An Anal Gland Abscess Like This One
Reader Question on Removing Dog Anal Glands
I have German Shepard x and she is 10 years old, she has recently been diagnosed with Anal Gland problems, and the vet has said that although this is unusual in large dogs, they need to be expressed 3-4 times a year @ 70.00 a pop.
By reading your article it sounds like I can do this as long as no insertion is involved.
The question is, can the anal gland be removed or does it have to be expressed, as this seems to hurt her during expression?