“Our office dog started using Glandex when we realised that he was suffering… We noticed a strong smell (fishy) coming from Rocky. After some research, we discovered that this smell is caused when the dogs anal glands become blocked.”
How to Spot if your Dog has an Anal Gland Problem
It’s quite a common problem for dogs, especially in smaller breeds such as Toy and Miniature Poodles, Chihuahuas, and Lhasa Apsos. Cocker Spaniels, Beagles and Basset Hounds also rank highly on the list of breeds commonly affected by anal gland difficulties.
As well as a very strong smell that you’re likely to notice, there are a few more symptoms to look out for to spot whether or not your dog has an anal gland problem. If your dog begins to scoot their rear along the carpet, frequently turns to lick or bite the base of their tail or anal region, or displays discomfort when passing stool, there is a good chance that your dog has an anal gland issue.
How to Treat an Anal Gland Problem
There are two ways to treat this – (I know which one I prefer!)
1.) Going to Your Vet – Expressing Anal Glands
If you think your dog may be suffering then you should take them to the vet to get a professional diagnosis. The vet will then be able to express the dogs anal gland which will empty the foul smelling fluid. This can be a reoccurring problem and may lead to many time consuming and costly trips to the vet. The next stage is to learn how to express the anal glands yourself and the vet may instruct you on how to do this. Farm and Pet Place do not recommend attempt to treat without veterinary guidance. I must give you a warning though – this is not pleasant! Even the strongest of stomachs can be turned!
2.) Using Glandex Soft Chews
This is the option we took with Rocky – there was no way we were going to start doing it ourselves! We started giving Rocky Glandex Soft Chews which prevent the blockages happening in the first place and we haven’t looked back since. Glandex is an all-natural fibre supplement which has been developed to support healthy anal gland and digestive functions to help your dog empty his anal glands naturally. Rocky now swears by it… And so do we!
What is Glandex?
Glandex works from the inside out to support healthy anal gland function for your dog. It has been developed with a unique fibre blend to help form firm, bulky stools which enables your dog to empty their anal glands naturally every time they defecate. Glandex Soft Chews also contain natural anti-inflammatories to reduce inflammation as well as probiotics to support a healthy digestive system.
The Glandex chew has a wonderful soft texture with a delicious peanut butter flavour which your dog will almost certainly love! Don’t let him suffer or the air become toxic – use Glandex chews and boot the scoot!
What’s in Glandex?
Corn Starch, Dehydrated Peanut Butter, Flaxseed Oil, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Peanut Butter, Rice Bran, Sorbic Acid, Sugar, Water
What Glandex Dosage Should I use?
Glandex Soft Chew Dosage:
Dogs under 15lbs 1/2 chew daily
Dogs 15-25 lbs 1 chew daily
Dogs 26-50 lbs 2 chews daily
Dogs 51-75 lbs 3 chews daily
Dogs over 75 lbs 4 chews daily
Give the recommended amount once daily and always offer with fresh drinking water.