Idea Exchange: Shield yourself-and others-from anal gland discharge


Keep the odor away with this handy tip.

To keep myself and others from being sprayed with anal gland discharge, I keep a paper towel between us and the anal glands I'm expressing. I put on gloves, stick my finger through the center of a paper towel, and then place lube on my finger. This way if anything is discharged from the glands, it will land on the paper towel and not on our scrubs.

Kristen Weldy, lead animal health technician

Streamwood, Ill.

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