Dog Anal Gland Expression

What the heck are anal glands? Anal glands are designed to provide lubrication when dogs pass stool, and they also give each dog their distinct scent.

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

Please have your professional veterinary staff express anal glands. Improperly drained anal glands could lead to complications such as anal gland abscesses, extreme discomfort, and prolapse.

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

This behaviour can be a sign that your dog is uncomfortable in the hind end. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s due to anal glands. It is always best to have your dog checked over by your vet to look for any other signs that may indicate discomfort.


Halloween Hazards for Pets

We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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Last updated: February 8, 2021.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.



Beginning on Monday, September 21, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital