Signs & Symptoms of Stopped Up Anal Glands in Cats - Pets

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Anal gland blockage tends to be more common in dogs but can happen to cats, too.

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Feline Anal Glands Problem | Ask The Cat Doctor

We rarely see cats about anal gland problems though (although mine had them expressed recently). Anal glands are located slightly below the anal opening, at the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions. When a firm bowel movement comes out, it puts pressure on the anal glands and expresses them physically. Therefore, the most common reason for anal glands becoming impacted repeatedly is if soft stools are occurring. This is the first situation to address and maybe link to gastrointestinal parasites, food allergies, dietary sensitivities, stress, gastrointestinal infections, or anything else that can cause soft stool. Addressing a medical issue like this certainly has the ability to resolve the anal gland issue.

Anal Gland Cancer in Cats | petMD

There are many cases I come across where there isn't an underlying medical condition creating the problem. In those cases, it's hard to know why the anal glands are having repeated problems. Some veterinarians believe that anal glands can be affected by stress, weight, allergies, and many other factors that we really don't have evidence for as the cause. Given the frequency of you cat’s anal glands filling up, here are a few routes you can take to try and solve this problem. You can of course proceed with surgery and remove anal glands. Usually surgical specialists perform this procedure but you’ll find the occasional veterinarian who doesn’t. The surgery will absolutely correct the problem. Personally, I try to avoid this option because it’s invasive and expensive.

How to Express a Cat's Anal Glands: 7 Steps (with Pictures)


Your cat has two small glands under its tail that are about the size of peas. These glands are referred to as anal glands or scent glands. Secretions from these glands mark your cat’s stool with an odor that identifies your kitty from other cats. This helps your cat establish its territory. Uncommonly, your cat’s anal glands may become full and not express properly. This can happen if the anal gland ducts are plugged by abnormally thick secretions. Anal gland impaction can lead to infection and abscess. Often, impaction is not recognized until infection is present.