Ever wonder why cats are so particular about where they poop? Like dogs , cats are highly territorial. They use scent as a place marker, a communication device, and a personal ID card. A well-placed pile of poop lets other cats know exactly who's in charge of a given space and who was just passing through.
Too Many Soft Poos is the Cause of Anal Gland Issues in Dogs…
Anal gland issues are almost entirely a dry-fed dog phenomenon. Their function is to release pheromones on to the stool, to enable communication between dogs. As faeces passes over the anal glands they are expressed, this causes the pheromones to be released. Over time, this results in a build-up of the anal glands, which can then become impacted.
Anal glands in dogs and cats secrete a liquid substance, which is held inside of the sac until the animal defecates. In dogs and cats with normal anal glands, this liquid is normally expressed from the glands along with the bowel movement. Many animals will also express the contents of these glands when they become frightened, nervous, or excited.