A cat's anal glands can become impacted so they no longer release their scent- marking liquid. Learn how to manually express your cat's sacs.
A cat can also manually express its anal glands, much like a skunk does, if it is scared or frightened. This is often seen when a stressed cat.
How to Express a Cat's Anal Glands. A cat's pea-sized anal glands are located beneath the anus, at about the four o'clock and eight o'clock positions.