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My dog, Scooter, has not had any anal gland problems since putting him on a chicken and grain free diet and giving him Glandex everyday more than two years ago. Prior to that I had to have his gland expressed every here weeks and two rounds of antibiotics.
Even the assistants that work at my vets office are using it now with the same results.
Give it two to three months to kick in.
When I adopted my dog 1 and 1/2 yrs ago I had the same problems. He had to have his glands expressed every three weeks and he kept getting infections. He has been on akana pacifica and glandex for just over a year and is doing great. Hasn’t had any infections and recently brought him in to that’ve them expressed (8 wks since the last time) and they were clean! So, he has now gone more than three mos with no problems.
I am pretty sure that the glandex is the man reason for his no longer having problems but will continue to use the akana pacifica since it is a high quality food.
I definitely think glandex is one of the reasons my dog doesn’t have so many issues with his anal sacs anymore. Wen I travel I board him with a woman who takes dogs into her home and have been using her for over twenty years now. I didnt bring the Glamdex over the last time and was gone for ten days. Even thou I put him back on it when I got home he had issues two weeks after I got back. He has been on it without interruption since then and has not had problems which leads me to believe that the product does what it is supposed to do. Also, I kept him on the akana pacifica and do not use any other kibble as he absolutely loves it!
My feeling is that if I find something that works…don’t change it. 🙂
My dog is dong great with Akana Pacifica. I also give him Glandex. H hasn’t had an anal gland infection in nine months and hasn’t scooted in months. The assistant at the vets office told me that one of the other techs that work there has put her dog on gland ex as well.
I use acana pacifica grasslands. I also use glandex (sprinkle it on food). He has gone from needing to go the the vet from three weeks to between five and six weeks now. He never had any smell but his name says it all.
Exchanged the chicken for the fish and also ordered glandex. Sure hope the combination works because he finished the second round of antibiotics and the last expression was still a little bloody. That was last wed and he already started scooting. 🙁
Betsy… I did think about getting the one without chicken but wanted to see if maybe it was the gluten that he was having issues with through eliminating one thing at a time.
Bets175….glad to hear from someone who is using glandex as I have been thinking about getting it.
Just got back from a small, locally owned pet store with good local reviews. I explained scooters problems (The login name is his name and I can bet you can all guess how he got it) And she recommended Acana wild prairie regional formula for him. I purchased a small bag and will see how he does with that she told me to continue to give him the pumpkin as well.
Wish him luck!
He was on science diet and then switched to simply nourish (chicken and brown rice).
He is just under 14 lbs.
I adopted a rescue dog the end of June and he has been having anal gland problems on an ongoing basis. He has needed to go to the vet every three weeks to get them expressed and has now been on antibiotics and a steroid for just over a week. He is just under two yrs old and is part papillon and terrier. My vet just mentioned possible surgery to remove the glands if we can’t get them under control. Don’t want to have to put him through that surgery because of the possible outcomes so have been researching changing foods. He gets dry food and I give him a tablespoon of pumpkin and And yogurt every day. He has never had diarrhea And always has firm poop. I am trying to figure out what else I can do to help this problem. Has anyone tried glandex? What about blue buffalo dry food?