Pet Nail Trims and Anal Gland Expression

At Zion Veterinary Hospital in Hurricane, UT, we offer professional pet nail trims and anal gland expression services to help keep your furry friend comfortable and healthy.

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Pet Nail Trims

Pet nail trims are an essential part of your pet’s grooming routine. Overgrown nails can cause discomfort and difficulty walking, leading to injuries or infections. Regular nail trims help prevent these issues and promote your pet’s mobility and overall comfort.

At Zion Veterinary Hospital, our skilled veterinary team is experienced in safely trimming your pet’s nails to the appropriate length. We use specialized tools and techniques to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience for your pet. Whether your pet has long nails that need trimming or you simply prefer to leave nail care to the professionals, we’re here to help.


Anal Gland Expression

Anal glands, also known as anal sacs, are small glands located near your pet’s anus. These glands produce a smelly, oily substance usually expelled during defecation. However, these glands can sometimes become blocked or infected, leading to discomfort, pain, and even infection.

Regular anal gland expression helps prevent the buildup of fluid and debris within the anal glands, reducing the risk of impaction, disease, and discomfort for your pet. This simple procedure can help keep your pet’s anal glands healthy and functioning correctly, promoting their overall comfort and well-being.

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When is it Necessary to Schedule Pet Nail Trims and Anal Gland Expression?

Signs Your Pet Needs Nail Trimming

  • Clicking sound when walking
  • Difficulty walking or discomfort
  • Overgrown or curling nails

Signs Your Pet Needs Anal Gland Expression

  • Scooting or dragging their bottom on the ground
  • Excessive licking or biting of the anal area
  • Foul odor or discharge from the anal glands

Trust Us for Pet Nail Trims and Anal Gland Expression in Hurricane, UT

At Zion Veterinary Hospital, we treat proper grooming and maintenance as critical for your pet’s health and well-being. If your pet needs nail trims or anal gland expression, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our compassionate veterinary team is here to provide gentle and professional care for your beloved companion. Schedule an appointment with us, and let us help keep your pet happy, healthy, and comfortable.