Can Expressing Dogs’ Glands Cause Diarrhea?

A common concern that dog owners often come across is whether there is a potential link between expressing a dog’s glands and the onset of diarrhea. 

In this article, we answer this and provide you with the information you need to know.

Can expressing dogs glands cause diarrhea?

Yes, in some cases, expressing a dog’s glands can cause diarrhea. This is due to the pressure exerted on the surrounding area including the intestines which can trigger an increase in bowel movement and diarrhea. Some dogs have a more sensitive gastrointestinal system or pre-existing digestive issues that make them more prone to developing diarrhea after the procedure. 

can expressing dogs glands cause diarrhea

Dog diarrhea after glands expressed