Each of these glands has a tiny duct or tube, which has an opening into the rectum. The secretion that comes from these glands is very smelly, often brown in colour and is about the consistency of water or oil. Anal Glands serve no real purpose in domestic pets, just like your appendix, however in past times they were used primarily for territorial marking, as a defence mechanism i. Every time a stool faeces is passed it should place enough pressure on the anal glands to cause a small amount of the secretion to be deposited on the surface of the stool thus informing other animals who has been in the neighbourhood! Have you ever noticed your pet dragging or scooting its bottom along your good carpet?
My Rex is acting very strangely. I asked my neighbor to watch him and to figure out what is wrong with him He has a lot of experience with dogs. He watched him just a couple of minutes and he immediately told me that he has anal gland issues. He also told me that I probably need to take him to vet for anal gland removal surgery. Dog Whisperer over a year ago. Yes, you should definitely consult the vet, because this is how dog acts when he has problems with anal glands.