anal glands

My 3 year old bulldog seems to have her anal glands full every month or so.my vet suggested 2 teaspoons of pumpkin with her meal.She thought this might help her to have more fiber which could give her a more firm poop to help with the problem.I have only done this for 1 day so I do not know if it will work or not. I feed her Chicken Soup for the Soul, adult dry food twice dailey.She usually gets nothing else. Thank you for any help!

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kevin

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Fiber does help...

Firm up the stool and the firmer it is, the better for glands. We feed our guys a high fiber grain free food and they never need expressing. Give the pumpkin some time to work. 

Katie and Tucker's picture

We deal with this

And haven't found anything to help the problem. We've tried pumpkin but it didn't do much. It's a pain in the neck and a little embarrassing when Tucker starts scooting and we are somewhere. I also feel bad for him. I almost wish he could scratch his bum with his paw rather than scoot around. Good luck and we feel your frustration :(

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Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"