Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands are used as a form of marking in dogs. When dogs have a bowel movement a small amount of anal gland material is secreted which leaves their signature scent behind. Some dogs have long-term issues with their anal glands- constant licking of the anus or scooting, whereas other dogs may never have an issue. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital if you have any questions or concerns about your dog’s anal glands.

Should I drain my dog’s anal glands at home?

Only under the advice and direction of our veterinarians should you express your dog’s anal glands. Dogs that have long-term problems and are unable to express their anal glands on their own should have it done manually on a regular basis. Often in these cases, there will be an infection or an impaction that will require veterinary attention to resolve. Our veterinary team will check your dog’s anal glands to ensure they are free from other disease processes.

If my dog scoots on the carpet a lot, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?

When your dog scoots they are telling you something is uncomfortable. Scooting can be a cause of an anal gland impaction. If your dog is scooting, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

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Updated July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS