Use one hand to hold up the
dog's tail and pull it gently toward the
head. Hold a disposable cloth or tissue in
the other hand.
Place your thumb externally
over one anal gland and your fingers over
Press in and apply firm
pressure as you pull your fingers
posteriorly over the glands. The glands
should empty out into your tissue.
If that didn't work empty
each sac separately. Place your thumb
externally over the sac and your gloved
index finge over the same gland inside the
rectum, then compress the sac between your
thumb and finger.
Normal anal sac fluid should
come out slightly yellow or brown in color.
Impacted sacs will be very
difficult to express and the material may be
pasty in texture and colored gray or black.