Thus, despite the recurved anal sac
, Goniocrinus is considered the proper generic assignment because of few primibrachials, arm branching, and brachial shapes.
The anal sacs
are two small "pouches" located at about eight and four o'clock around your dog's rectum.
disease can occur alone or with any disease that brings anal-area irritation or inflammation--such as diarrhea, upset stomach or other gastrointestinal diseases that impact the firmness of stools.
Wobbles may have anal sacs
that have filled with normal glandular secretions or the sacs may have become infected.
Cats with skin disease of the perianal region may also develop anal sac
If your dog is having ongoing anal sac
problems and you want or need to learn to empty them yourself, have your veterinarian show you how to do it.
The anal sacs
are two small pouches located on either side of the anus at approximately four o'clock and eight o'clock positions.
"Every time an anal sac
is expressed, there is a chance, small as it might be, that the mechanical manipulation will trigger an anal saculitis [inflammation], so I am in the camp of 'Don't squeeze it if it doesn't need it.'"
When good glands go bad, anal sac
problems generally present as impaction, infection, or abscess.
"The secretions can become thicker than they should be, perhaps due to bacterial infection," he notes, "or a duct may be abnormally shaped or not as wide as it should be." Some breeds--poodles for example--seem to be more susceptible than others to anal sac
problems; middle-aged and old dogs are at greater risk than younger dogs; and obese dogs are more likely to experience the condition than are animals whose proper weight has been maintained.
Most common inciting causes for this condition includes, fleas, lice, ticks, mites, hypersensitivity, anal sac
diseases, swimming of densely haired dogs, dirty and unkempt coat and otitis (Medleau and Hnilica, 2006).
Technically, it's the anal gland that produces fluid and the anal sac
that stores it, but most veterinarians refer to either or both when they mention anal glands or anal sacs