Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Dog Anal Glands Expression

Dog Anal Gland Expression

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, but sometimes the sacs fill with fluid and your dog needs some help to empty them and prevent them from developing into an abscess.

Should I drain my dog’s anal glands at home?


Generally, no. You should have your pet’s anal glands checked at your veterinary clinic.

If my dog scoots on the carpet, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?


Scooting can be a sign of full anal glands or other concern. Please consult your veterinarian.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

*Notice: Local Delivery Only - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows