A Poodle Princess was suffering from an impacted anal gland & Dr.Boazman shares the common signs/symptoms of this condition!
You may not think that your dog is a predator, but at heart he/she is. And like all predators, your dog has anal sacs (anal glands) located on both sides & below the anus. They produce fluid with an offensive odor that identify your pet & tells other dogs about the sex, approximate age, health status, & other things.
Healthy anal glands express, or empty, this fluid when your pet has a bowel poo movement.
Unfortunately, some anal glands don’t work as they should because of inherited malformations, or because of a history of poor-quality foods that produce poor-quality bowel movements.
If the anal glands don’t empty properly, they can become impacted, making bowel movements difficult or painful, & potentially leading to painful infections or abscesses.