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hi all as you would know by now i have a 1yr old lab, i seen to have a ongoing problem with his glands just now. Every 2-3 months i need to take him to the vet to get his glands on his bum squeezed, this is not only costing a fortune but dode gets upset with it, I was just wondering if anyone has some tips to pass on or is there nothing i can do about it bar keep going to the vets. :roll:
 

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This gives the phrase "anal retentive" a whole new meaning.

My vet has said that a soft stool prevents the glands form functioning properly. A harder stool expresses the gland. May want to consult your vet about increasing fibre in the diet. Some people feed theiradult Labs a couple of tablepoonfulls of canned pumpkin. The real stuff not the pie filling. Don't over do it.

Check these out:

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_anal_sacs.html

http://www.thedachshundnetwork.com/analsacs.htm

http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/doganal.html

http://www.northwestpetclinic.com/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=46&COLLECTION=EncycIllness

http://www.emmathevet.co.uk/askthevet.asp?id=829&sent=yes

HTH
 

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Oh flippin' heck, don't tell me about glands! :(

When we got back from our holidays in Italy this August, Amy smelt awful. We thought she's been rolling so we bathed her twice, and then had her "professionally valeted" at a grooming parlour before we realised it was her anal glands. Two gland squeezes at £15 a go never helped so she had them flushed under general anaesthesia.

She's OK now but she's not quite as lovable when she smells like old wet trainers. The smell is truly awful.

J
 
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