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Hi everyone, I know this is not the nicest of topics but I have a question and would like some advice. Billy had his glands expressed at the vet yesterday after they were full and irritated and seems to be doing great since. However, this evening, he had a very small amount of leakage and he was quite distressed. My partner (used to be a dog groomer so had a little knowledge) cooled his butt down with some damp tissue and he seemed better. She then checked his glands to see if there was an issue but she found that they seemed fine. My question is, is it normal to have a sm
Hi All! I adopted my greyhound, Bubba, in Dec 2016. Since around October 2017, he has been excessively licking his bottom when I'm not watching him or at work. I took him to a few different vets and heard everything from possible growth to just sore from licking. They expressed his anal glands and said they needed to be expressed at the time but I am growing tired of these large vet bills. He is now on Hill's prescription I/D digestive care food, a dollop of canned pumpkin and I give him pumpkin ginger chews as treats now instead of milkbones. His poop is fine and he has a normal appetite, som
Lola's been having mild problems emptying her anal glands. The vet taught me how to express the glands so that's not a problem. However, rather than put poor Lola through this uncomfortable procedure so often, I've been researching a more natural approach. Dietary changes helped a bit but she still has a problem emptying. I've just ordered a supplement called "Scoot Ease" from www.entirelypets.com. It's a chewable that contains pumpkin, psyllium husk, salmon oil and other good stuff. Just thought I'd share with my GT family.
My 10-ish year old galgo has had recurring anal gland problems (one side gets infected, one side gets impacted). Due to a combination of her very high stress levels at the vet, and her tiny anal gland ducts, she needs to be fully sedated (asleep) to have them properly expressed. It super sucks. So, I thought, might as well just operate, have them removed, and never worry about it again. I was committed to surgery, until I was talking with the vet who was going to do the operation, and he says that it might be allergies, and a diet change might resolve her issues. Key word being "might". No