Help! My Dog is Scooting! How to deal with your pet’s anal glands.

Anal glands!  Eeew.

At one point in the evolution of domestic dogs and cats these were the little stink flags that marked an animal’s territory.  They had a function.  Today, they are the source of our pets’ fascination with sniffing each others butts and the sole reason they insist on long disgusting pauses during a walk, to get a snoot full of another animal’s droppings.  It’s not the poo; it’s the scent of the anal glands.

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