Anal Gland Removal (Anal Sacculectomy)
In dogs and cats, the anal sacs are found in the 4-5 o'clock and 7-8 o'clock positions below the anus.
The anal sacs are lined with cells that secrete a fluid with a distinct odor. Normally, a small amount of this fluid is released while the pet has a bowel movement.
The anal sacs may become infected, impacted, abscess out, or develop tumors. You may notice your pet licking excessively, scooting, bleeding, or acting painful in his hind end. Your veterinarian will perform a physical exam in order to help diagnose your pet's medical problem.
In some cases, if medical therapy does not take care of the problem, surgical removal may be recommended.