Anal sacs, or anal glands, carry some smelly fluid and occasionally need to be expressed, or emptied. Many dogs express them by themselves every time they poop — the sacs are around a dog’s anus — but occasionally the sacs fill with fluid and your dog needs some help to release the fluid. Problem with your dog's anal glands? What is the function of your dog's anal glands and why do they smell? Plus, a fiber broth recipe to help! "Symptoms of an anal gland dog problem occur when the canine anal glands are unable to empty naturally. Symptoms include odor, a dog scooting the rear across the floor and other signs of discomfort. Treatment includes antibiotics for any infection, and manual manipulation of the sacs to drain any fluid.
With bigger dogs sometimes the anal sacs are orientated so that it's not possible to reach around them to squeeze them. The presence of blood or pus indicates infection. It's typical of the breed. This could be a sign that the glands were functioning normally but that one has become infected or impacted. Six other sites said the same thing, but were absent of visuals! A cat's glands may become impacted, causing the cat to defecate outside the litter box, almost anywhere in the house.