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.

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Dog Anal Gland Expression

We know, not exactly what you thought you would be reading online today, right? Most people never think about their dog’s anal glands, until there’s a problem with them. These glands are designed to provide lubrication when a dog passes a stool, and they also give each dog its own unique scent. Many dogs will never experience issues with their anal glands, however, bacteria can build up in the anal glands if they don’t express properly, and this can lead to an infection. Left untreated, the infection can produce an abscess, which may eventually rupture through the skin and cause further complications.

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

While this can be done by you at home, our veterinarians do not recommend trying to do this without proper training. One of our veterinarians or veterinary technicians can teach you how to properly drain your dog’s anal glands at home, just give the office a call to schedule an appointment!

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

Not necessarily. If you notice your dog scooting, our veterinarians recommend bringing them in for a visit.

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, 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 Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 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 Park Road Veterinary Clinic