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Supplement for anal gland issues

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mckenzie Sat 02-Jan-16 08:42:22

Can anyone recommend a good one please?

LimeJellyHead Sat 02-Jan-16 10:27:22

Our terrier has anal gland issues. I never solved it but we empty them for him once a month. Someone recently suggested a tablespoon of blueberry yogurt or canned pumpkin every day. They say it worked for their dog.

mckenzie Sat 02-Jan-16 13:31:11

Thanks for the rep,y lime jelly.
I was recommended a supplement and read some fabulous reviews but now of course, I've forgotten the name of it

TheChimpParadox Sun 03-Jan-16 17:27:37

We had an issue with our dog in the summer. Vet recommended couple of tablespoons of bran flakes with her food.
Seems to have done the trick.

minxthemanx Sun 03-Jan-16 17:29:46

Watching this thread intently; beagle with foul anal glands. Vet emptied them Christmas eve, stink again now....

sparechange Sun 03-Jan-16 17:35:27

Sorry if this is predictable but... Raw diet
Gland issues are caused because poos are too smooth and don't empty the glands when the dog goes to the toilet.
The roughness and lumpiness of raw stools means the glands empty properly
I've had 2 kibble-fed dogs with issues and 2 raw fed dogs with none. I don't think it is all coincidence...

Ridingthegravytrain Sun 03-Jan-16 17:40:12

You need to feed either a really high quality kibble (protein with no fillers) or raw. Or supplement with lots of bones. The poos have to be really hard to empty the glands. If you watch closely you should see the drips (gross I know)

My boy was going to have to have his removed after so many problems and infections which are the most disgusting thing I've seen!

And magically cleared up when we changed to orijen with raw bones added. Still baffles me why the numerous vets and specialists didn't suggest this and I had to do my own research

mckenzie Sun 03-Jan-16 19:02:03

Thanks guys for the replies.
My boy is fed raw meat and bones mix in the morning and a good quality kibble in the evening.
I might try doing all raw for a few weeks and see if that helps.
Thanks again. Fingers crossed. I can't smell it but it's bothering him.

sparechange Sun 03-Jan-16 19:07:37

Fingers crossed it helps him soon...

minxthemanx Sun 03-Jan-16 20:33:26

Oh God, there is no smell like it....

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