9 Things You Never Wanted to Know About Cat Anal Glands - Catster
Jump to navigation. Feline Anal Glands are often an unknown anatomical part of the cat's body to their human caretakers. Dog owners are well aware of the existence of anal glands around the anus of their pet. They also know the problems that often arise involving these glands. What we actually see and describe on cats as anal glands are really sacs which contain the glands.
A cat's anal glands naturally express a scent-marking liquid when they defecate. But sometimes an impaction may occur that prevents the fluid from escaping. This can be painful for your cat and lead to further problems like infections. Some cats need help with their anal glands. If your veterinarian has recommended regular anal gland expressions for your cat, you can learn to perform the procedure at home assuming your cat is cooperative and save some money.
Overview Anal sac disease is a common and very smelly problem. If you have ever experienced an atrocious odor coming from the backside of your beloved cat, you have probably had the pleasure of smelling anal gland discharge. This fluid, used to mark territory, is normally expelled during defecation.