While many people do clean their dog’s anal glands, this is not an area in which we are comfortable sharing information. You should speak with your Breeder and your veterinarian regarding anal gland care for your specific breed of dog.

We also recommend consulting with your veterinarian before letting your dog’s groomer clean the anal glands. Many groomers will automatically do this when grooming a dog.

Our Recommendations

1.  Ask Breeder for their thoughts and recommendations.

2.  Ask a veterinarian for advice.

3.  We advise having your veterinarian perform cleaning of anal glands.

4.  Ask your groomer if this is a general practice in their grooming routine.