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Meet Cindy

Fun Facts about Cindy 1. She loves to to cook and bake. 2. She LOVES ALL Tortie colored kitties. 3. She irons her tablecloth for the holidays.  4. She enjoys gardening. It is a relaxing pastime.   Cindy has been with HDAH since the grand opening! As the office manager she plays an intricate role in the daily operations of Hazel Dell and brought with her many years of management experience. She has a large furry family. Her cats include Jabber, Winston, and newest kitty addition Zeva, followed by Maggie, her sweet dog. Cindy even has some llamas named Cara and Cleo, as well as horses named Zoe and Belle. Cindy can be found frequenting the lobby passing out kisses and treats to our patients and keeping our hospital running at it’s best!

Whew! Anal Glands!!

Have you ever seen your dog or cat do the booty scootin’ boogie?
Have you wanted to know why they do that and what you can do to limit it?  You aren’t alone.  Many owners do not know the ins and outs of anal glands.  Often times, they simply know about anal glands because of that one time when their dog (or cat) left an unpleasant smelling spot on the sofa or in the house when they got excited.

What are anal glands?

Anal Glands are two glands at the 4 and 8 o’clock position around the rectum which produce a malodorous material.  The anal glands are a byproduct of the days before dogs and cats were domesticated.  Their undomesticated ancestors used this material as a scent marker.  The anal gland material is often excreted around the feces as our pet’s defecate.  Think of it as the dog’s (or cat’s) calling card.  It tells other animals that “Hey, It’s me.  I’ve been here recently!”

Do I need my pet’s anal gland expressed?
Some dogs and cats never need an anal gland expression during thei…