When an cat expresses their anal glands, what does the stuff look like? When do they usually do it? Is it during a bowel movement?
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6/15/07 at 8:19pm
It is usually during a bowel movement that they are expressed. It is a liquidy brown fluid that has the most horrid smell in the world. When they start to block, you will see two dark spots on either side of the anal opening, at the 5 and 7 o'clock position. That is where the anal sacs are inside. I have a cat who blocks easily and also another who will express hers when you scratch a certain place on her lower back at the base of her tail. It is like a trigger, but if you get that fluid on your skin or clothes, it is really hard to get out and disgusting, good thing it is usually just a couple of drops!