Why Is My Dog Expressing Her Anal Glands While Sleeping?

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You get up in the morning and notice a smelly, brown, oily stain where your pup slept last night. What is this, and what caused it? Sometimes, I would get a call from a dog parent asking why they had a brown discharge at night. Based on the description and a follow-up exam, I could … Read more

Can Dogs Express Their Own Anal Glands? (Vet Explains)

Some days it feels like every second patient has anal gland issues. These range from simply full glands, just starting to cause issues all the way through to abscesses. I recently saw a Yorkie-poo patient with a burst abscess, poor little tyke was in so much pain he needed to be sedated to have a … Read more

14 Human Foods that Help Dogs Express Anal Glands Naturally

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You may have heard that it’s okay to express your dog’s anal glands manually if they’re impacted, but it’s not advisable without veterinary supervision. Dogs should be able to empty their sacs naturally. Sometimes we can help the process by adding some high-fiber foods to their diet. Impacted anal glands are a common occurrence in … Read more

What to do if Your Dog is in Pain After Anal Glands Expression?

If your dog suffers with their anal glands then expression by your veterinarian may be required occasionally. Depending on the specific situation, your dog may be in some pain after having their glands expressed. This is mainly in cases where the pooch is suffering with impaction, abscess or sacculitis (inflammation of the sac itself) and … Read more

What are Dog Anal Glands? (Vet Explains)

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If your pooch has ever done the butt scooting boogie, you probably know something about anal glands in dogs. Research shows that 5-12% of dogs experience trouble with their anal sacs. Owners often realize there’s a problem because their pups start dragging their butt across the ground, or scooting. Other signs that may lead you … Read more

Is Glandex Good for Dogs? (2023 Vet Review)

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Whether you’re searching in your favorite pet store or online for anal gland supplements and related products, you’re sure to find the Glandex brand. Formulated by veterinarians at Vetnique Labs, Glandex uses all-natural ingredients as it works to promote firm, healthy stools. This product offers a safe and painless way to treat your dog’s anal … Read more

29 Best High Fiber Dog Foods for Anal Gland Problems (2023)

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Picking the best high fiber dog food for anal glands problems can be a challenging task. There are plenty of decisions to make. You need to ensure that Fido gets all the nutrients. It’s also important to consider that the food meets high-quality standards. All of this with the abundance of information might be overwhelming. … Read more