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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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That link suggests the odor is a byproduct of the bacteria - as they are eating up secretions in the anal glands, they release the chemicals that produce a meerkat's scent.
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Answer: Anal glands, or sacs, are small glands found near the anus in many mammals, including dogs and cats.
Any abscess or tract originating from anal gland or lumen must demonstrate an internal opening.
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Her anal glands haven't been impacted or infected yet but I have to express her glands about once a month as indicated by her scooting.
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7) In addition, the anal ducts that drain anal glands open in the ATZ (Figure 3).