Silky Terrier Q&A
It all depends on your dog's diet. If your dog is eating wet food, chances are his anal glands will have to be emptied more often, but not monthly. If you dog is eating dry kibble, his glands will empty themselves and, (most likely) you won't have to get them done. Small dogs usually need this done more frequently than larger ones. Ask you vet or groomer about your dog's individual needs and how often this procedure should be done.