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

Jun 01, 2013
By staff

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.