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Description: The anal glands (anal sacs) are located on ether side of the anus. The anal sacs secrete a foul smelling odor when discharged, which is usually the result of fear, marking territory or when having a bowel movement.

Contributing factors:
Similar to a skunk, dogs have scent glands also, known as anal scent glands. When a dog is startled, they will often drop their anal scent glands, and boy does it stink. Anal scent glands are prone to obstruction and can develop abscesses. The cause of obstruction can be contributed to constipation, poor diet and or lack of exercise. It is not uncommon to see a dog drag it's butt along the lawn, or worse yet along you carpet when anal glands are affected.

Herbal Treatment: Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Improve pets diet, preferably a natural raw diet. Give snacks that are rich in high fibre. Some are helpful herbs Dandelion, German Chamomile, Yarrow, Lavender

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms. Belladonna, silicia, calcium iodatum - injeet (heel), hamamelis salbe (ointment), paeonia (heel), Traumeel, Paeonia, Hepar sulfuris-lnjeel

Flower Essence: Crab apple helps to clean internally. Olive targets exhaustion. Impatiens targets itching and skin irritation.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch.