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Dogs and cats primarily use their anal gland secretions to mark their territory, and generally will secrete small amounts of fluid every time they defecate. Many will often express these glands when anxious or frightened as well. The consistency of the fluid ranges from thin, watery secretions to thick, gritty paste. They are small sacs filled with glandular cells that produce a potent yellow fluid consisting of both oils and sweat ( 9 , 10 ). These glands produce a serous yellow liquid with a powerful odor. Ferrets that are frightened or threatened can express their anal glands but, unlike skunks, are unable to project the fluid over long distances. Anal sac liquid is supposed to be dark brown or a grayish-brown color. Ideally, its oily and fairly fluid in consistency, though some dogs naturally produce a thicker discharge. When everythings working properly, this fluid drains efficiently through short, narrow ducts and is expelled near the anus. The anal glands on a dog are located on either side of its anus. The glands each contain a sac (located in the middle of the gland) filled with a foul-smelling fluid used in scent marking. Although the anal glands are used regularly, they can become impacted. Since the glands are so close to the anus, fecal matter can clog the ducts and cause fluid to build up. Although the duct is blocked, the gland will still release fluid and become swollen. By linda (houston, texas) after going to vet yesterday and finding out our catahoulagreat dane does not have impacted anal glands, there is still an anal gland fluid that is draining from his rectum area constantly. The anal gland is responsible for giving your dog a unique scent, which is why you will see a dog smell another dog around the behind when they meet. In this article we will touch on just some of the explanations for your dog leaking brown fluid, including issues caused by the anal gland. Evaluate your dogs diet to ensure it is fiber-rich for proper stool formation.