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"After having my pets cared for by Dr. Price in Houston, DFW area, and now Abilene, I have to say she offers the Best Pet Care Anywhere!"

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Windmill Animal Hospital
2 Windmill Circle
(@ S. Clack, just north of
Regional Medical Center)

Abilene, TX 79606

325-698-VETS (8387)
325-698-8391 (fax)
info@windmillvet.com
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Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

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"We're new to town and read the reviews for Dr Price and decided to Windmill a go. So happy we did! Their whole office from the front desk to the treatment and meeting Dr Price was 5 Star all the way! I know our babies will be well taken care of! I even had a technician help me out to the car which made my day as I had my hands FULL! Would recommend to anyone! "

Susie G. - Abilene (Google Reviews)



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"This is the best vet in Abilene! I have tried countless other veterinary clinics and Windmill out-does them all. They value my pet and my experience more than my money, and they are always showing care and compassion to both my dog and me. They even call after every appointment, just to check-up and make sure we're doing okay! AMAZING service and incredible people!"

Kelly S. - Abilene (Website Comment/Review)

 

Why do anal glands have to be relieved?

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The anal glands are the dog and cat's equivalent of the scent glands in a skunk.  Fortunately, they don't smell quite as bad!!  The anal glands are designed to be emptied by the force of the anal sphincter muscle when a stool is being eliminated.  Commonly, due to obesity, conformational defect, too small and hard a stool due to a low fiber diet, lack of proper exercise, or chronically soft stools, the anal glands will get full and unable to be emptied by the pet.  Consequently, to relieve the pet's discomfort and subsequent anxiety, the pet needs to be brought in to Windmill Animal Hospital and have the glands expressed, to relieve the problem.  Pets with chronic problems with their anal glands can have their anal glands removed surgically.  If anal gland problems are not properly attended to, the glands can become infected, even abscessed, and cause serious damage to the nerves that control the pet's defecation.  Pets with long-term anal gland problems can become fecally incontinent.  If your pet is showing symptoms of anal gland problems, an appointment with one of the Windmill Animal Hospital doctors needs to be scheduled as soon as possible.