Veterinary ServicesPet Anal Gland Expression

Pet anal gland expression is a routine procedure essential for maintaining your furry friend’s well-being. At Moreland Veterinary Hospital, in Portland, OR, our experienced team recognizes the importance of this procedure in ensuring your pet’s comfort and health.

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Understanding Pet Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands, located on either side of your pet’s rectum, can sometimes become impacted or infected, leading to discomfort and potential health issues. Expressing these glands helps prevent complications such as abscesses, inflammation, and infections. At our veterinary hospital in Portland, OR, we prioritize the well-being of your pet through regular anal gland expression.

Why Your Pet Needs an Anal Gland Expression

  • Preventing Discomfort and Pain: Anal glands, positioned on each side of your pet’s anus, can cause discomfort and pain if impacted or infected. 
  • Addressing Behavioral Issues: Anal gland discomfort may lead to disruptive behaviors like scooting or excessive licking. 
  • Preventing Infections and Complications: Routine expression prevents infections and abscesses, ensuring your pet’s anal glands stay healthy and free from complications.
  • Maintaining Overall Hygiene: Regular anal gland expression reduces infection risks, keeping your pet comfortable and healthy.

Key Benefits of Pet Anal Gland Expression

Relief from Discomfort

Pet Anal Gland Expression provides relief from discomfort caused by anal gland issues.

Promoting Long-Term Well-Being

This is not only about addressing immediate discomfort but also about promoting your pet’s long-term well-being.

Professional and Gentle Care

Our team provides professional and gentle care, ensuring your pet’s comfort throughout the procedure.