These glands accumulate a watery, brownish fluid in the rectum which produce secretions that serve 2 main purposes to the dog. As a lubricant one purpose they serve are for lubricating the passageway during regular bowel movements. When your schnauzer defecates, the anal glands receive a bit of pressure and the secretion is released. if youre not 110 sure you want to take on the task of expressing your dogs anal glands, dont hesitate to turn the nasty job over to trained staff at your veterinary office. Well, one of the possible causes could be your miniature schnauzers anal glands. Anal glands, or anal sacs, are two small glands (more like small pockets really) which are present in all dogs (and cats for my readers who also have a cat!) situated just below and either side of the anal opening. in this video, dede talks about and shows how to do anal glands! Thank you for watching and thank you for your support. I truly love showing you all what ive learned and what i see. My 7 year old dog (small breed, but from the rescue center so breed unknown but possibly a miniature schnauzerpoodle mix) weighing 29 lbs. Has had her anal glands expressed 4 or 5 times in the past 14 months. Either take her to the groomer or the vet, and ask them to express the glands. anal glands, or anal sacs, are found on both sides of a dogs anus, just underneath his tail. This pair of small glands is filled with oily fluid that has a similar smell as the odor a skunk. It sounds like he is currently having a problem with the glands being either impacted or abscessed. If this is the case, then definitely the best treatment is to have them flushed and packed with antibiotic while the dog is under anesthetic. These may help prevent repeated occurrences or can sooth your dog until he can see the vet. Silicea if you have a homeopathic vet you can work with, ask about using silicea. According to dogs natural magazine, silicea is a wonderful remedy that helps the body get rid of foreign objects such as pus or other excretions. expressing your dogs anal gland juice is important for his health and well being. Some dogs will develop infection if the anal glands are not expressed. This article talks about how to express your dogs anal gland from the outside.