Cat anal sac fluid color

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A cat's anal glands naturally express a scent-marking liquid when they defecate. But sometimes an impaction may occur that prevents the fluid from escaping. This can be painful for your cat and lead to further problems like infections. Some cats need help with their anal glands.

How to Express Your Cat's Anal Glands

Anal Sac Disease in Cats

The anal glands or anal sacs are small glands near the anus in many mammals , including dogs [1] and cats. They are paired sacs on either side of the anus between the external and internal sphincter muscles. Sebaceous glands within the lining secrete a liquid that is used for identification of members within a species. These sacs are found in many species of carnivorans , [2] including wolves , [3] bears , [4] [5] sea otters [6] and kinkajous.

Anal Sac Disease in Cats

Cats can be subtle about communicating physical discomfort. However, any cat who displays the following behaviors may need to be checked for anal gland problems:. Although cats are far less likely than dogs to have problems with their anal glands, it can happen. If the ducts or outlets from these glands become clogged, then the glandular fluid can't be pressed out in the normal way when the cat defecates. The glands can become impacted, and this in turn can constipate the cat and interfere with normal litter box usage.
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