Identifying Males and Females From December 1 to the last day of February, the season for either male or female cougars may be closed in a Wildlife Management Unit while the season for the other sex remains open. In these cases, hunters must be able to identify the sex of a cougar prior to harvest. Adult male cougars have a conspicuous black spot approximately four-to-five inches to cm below the anus. Female cougars have a much smaller, conspicuous black spot approximately one inch two-to-three cm below the anus. The black spot on female cougars is often hidden by the base of the tail.
Cougar Hunting Regulations | AEP - Environment and Parks
Anal Sac Disease This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. Dogs scoot when their anal sacs are uncomfortable. Anal glands and anal sacs are part of normal canine anatomy.
The glands produce a foul-smelling, greasy substance that probably serves as a territorial marker and relays biochemical information. The first thing you should do if your pet is having problems with her anal glands is to eliminate all grains and switch her to a biologically appropriate diet. Well-meaning groomers, veterinarians and even pet owners can cause trauma to anal glands through routine manual expression.