Sacs near a dog's anus that secrete scent for territorial marking and bowel movement cues.
Scooting, licking under the tail, and other abnormal butt area behaviors may indicate impacted anal glands.
Vets can express full anal glands by gently squeezing to release fluid, providing relief.
Increase fiber and water to improve stool consistency for natural expression during bowel movements.
Don't try expressing glands yourself unless trained, as you could injure your dog.
If medically necessary, the anal sacs can be surgically removed.
Keeping stools firm, providing fish oil and probiotics may help prevent repeat impaction.