this question is regarding the anal sac. How do you know if your pup/dog needs it expressed? Basil seems to do fine in the BM area. His stools are quite solid but not too much so that he strains. He scooted acouple of times when I first got him but hasn't done it since. I have felt the area and he doesn't wince, nip or even move. I don't know if it looks swollen or if it looks normal. He's got the cute Basset butt so it's hard to tell. I just read some posts on it in general and would like to know what to look for.