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In cats, the glands purpose is to leave a powerful territorial scent message via anal sac secretions that are applied to feces. A cats healthy, firm feces milk the anal glands while passing through the anus. Cats may also spontaneously express anal sac secretions when excited or frightened. Feline anal glands become problematic when the ducts become blocked, a condition called anal sacculitis. Problems can also occur if your cats anal sacs are making too much fluid. This keeps the substance from coming out of the ducts, causing it to get thicker and possibly allow infection to form. Your vet can usually squeeze out your cats impacted anal sacs by hand. If the contents are hard or dry, he may try to soften them up. He may also give your cat extra fiber, which bulks up his poop, making it easier to pass. expressing a cats anal glands reduces the possibility of infection. Express a cats anal glands with tips from a veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Your kitty has two anal glands in his rear, which emit a stinky fluid when he goes potty that he uses to mark his territory. In some cases, these glands will become stopped up, causing your furry friend some pain, irritation and discomfort, requiring a trip to the vet. Anal sacs sit just inside a cats rectum, around the 4 and 8 oclock positions if the rectum was a clock. Anal sacs are sometimes called anal glands, but they arent actually glands in and of themselves. However the anal sacs can become infected which will mean the dog can not express his own anal glands and your vet will need to do this and also a course of antibiotics will be required. While wed just as soon not sniff a cats calling card, it delivers loads of information to other cats. The stool gets its distinctive odor from fluid produced by pea-size anal sacs, or glands. As the cat defecates, the muscles of the anal sphincter push the anal sacs toward the stool, causing them to squeeze out their contents.