"We used to have anal gland issues with Oliver—lasting about three years. We were considering surgery and were having to get his anal glands expressed every three weeks. We then switched Oliver to Orijen Six Fish (previously Acana Duck and…"
"Thanks Karen, your reassurance does help ease my mind some but I can't help but question myself time and again. I always wait to hear your interpretation on the recent events. It does seem too iffy in general but if human name to work about…"
"I have no idea if it's a coincidence or if it was actually related to the food change. I had to switch several years back to a limited ingredient because one of my pups was vomiting bile, well a few months after the food change my other…"
"Pumpkin works much the same way as mashed sweet potatoes. I usually recommend the latter because it's much less expensive and you have less waste. But the pumpkin is a fine alternative.
I'm glad Teddy is doing so much better!"
" Hi Lisa Just wanted to chime in on the anal gland issue. Teddy is currently on that Zignature goat due to gastrointestinal issues and does pretty well with some occasional stomach upset. I usually give him a Pepcid if this occurs. He also has…"
"The Venture Duck formula would be fine. It has a very nice fiber content at 8%, and the Omega 3 fatty acid content is good too. When doing a food trial, you need to stay with the one single animal protein, and that includes treats as well. So…"
"Well, he may have allergies. Food allergies in dogs are relatively rare, but they do occur in 1% of dogs. Atopic Dermatitis, (also called seasonal, environmental, or inhalant allergies) is a lot more common, occurring in approximately 10% of dogs,…"
Sorry to be responding so late, but was having problems connecting via my phone.
He is currently on, and has been since we got him from the breeder at 9 weeks, Earthborn Hollistic Grain-Free dry food. He's had a few of the different…"
"A few people here have had dogs who had anal gland issues. One person's dog even had to have surgery to remove the glands.
In most cases, these issues are genetic. (Don't bother asking your breeder, she will say she's never had…"
So our 2-year old labradoodle has continued to experience impacted/full anal glands which need to be cleaned out by the vet almost monthly. The vet is now thinking it may be a food sensitivity (which I have inquired with the vet previously) and is now suggesting Hills Science z/d to try and rule out anything?I know Hills Science isn’t a great food, but wondering if anyone else has dealt with this issue or food? Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. ThanksLisaSee More
"Good points, Nancy.
Another connection between anal gland issues and diarrhea can also be chronically soft stools that are not putting enough pressure on the anal sacs to cause them to empty normally during defecation. A diet that is too low in…"