"To mark, or not to mark." That is the question. ~ Anonymous Glider
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The Chest Scent Gland
The Male Chest Scent Gland, one of a few scent glands, develops during puberty.
They will rub their chest all over whatever they think should belong to them. :-) (marking)
So if you get "rubbed", its a good thing! The Chest Scent Gland (as well as the Head Scent Gland) will
disappear and be hardly/not noticeable at all after a male Glider gets neutered.
(Neutering also cuts down on the smell- Males do tend to be a little smellier than the females.)
* Sometimes the Chest Scent Gland may appear to get a little
crusty or yucky from the buildup of oils
the scent gland secretes (especially during 'hormonal' times. ;-)
If this should happen, you can take a soft clean cloth or Q-tip and
dip it in warm water and gently clean the buildup from the scent gland.
If the scent gland appears irritated, really red, or just doesnt 'look right',
or there is hair loss/balding on any parts of the body, an experienced Vet should take a look.