Do all dogs (male and female) have anal glands? Exactly where are they? What are the purpose(s) of these glands? Do they need to be periodically expressed or only if there is a problem?
Yes,all dogs have anal glands. They are located at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock around the anus. Sometimes thay need to be expressed, depending on the dog. If the dog is rubbing, licking or chasing its anus they probably need to be expressed. They are a scent gland similiar to a skunk gland. vetcare