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a·nal gland

1. one of a number of large sudoriferous glands in the mucous membrane of the anus;
2. an incorrect synonym for anal sac.
3. paired glands located at approximately the 4- and 8-o'clock positions when animal's anus is viewed from behind, present in dogs and cats. These small round saccular glands are located in the subcutis and produce an odoriferous oily discharge that likely serves to mark territory. They are connected to the terminal anus by a narrow bore tube; may become infected, impacted, abscessed, or neoplastic. Problems are more common in obese, constipated, or inactive animals.

anal gland

Any of the glands in the region of the anus. Synonym: circumanal gland
See also: gland
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Answer: Anal glands, or sacs, are small glands found near the anus in many mammals, including dogs and cats.
I have noticed the extra fiber bulking up her stool is hopefully helping the anal glands express.
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This is not as drastic as it sounds since the anal glands have no function.
Ohnishi and Watanabe[11] found that 3 of 6 anal gland carcinomas diffusely expressed CK20, and the remaining 3 had focal CK20 immunoreactivity; CK7 expression was observed in only 3 cases.
Q MY dog is very healthy apart from a recurrent problem with his anal glands.
Q MY dog is nearly 13 years old, and he is having problems with his anal glands.
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