With my Vegas, what I thought might be an anal gland problem turned out to be an infected tail pocket. I had no idea Vegas even had a tail pocket. He was scooting his bottom on the floor, so when I took him in to be fixed, I asked them to express his anal glands. When I was picking him up, they said his anal glands were fine, but his tail pocket was infected. So, after researching and talking to others, we decided to have his tail pocket closed up. AKA, tail amputation. He's now 3 and he's never scooted since. Now, Orion. I don't know what sets her off, but I occasionally have to put her in the sink for a booty cleaning. She gets a "hiney shiney" with hand soap and baby wipes. It usually cleans up the smell from the glands. Ick. Hey, that should be right after Newbie. Anal Gland squeezer.