Friday, November 13, 2015

Does Your Dog Have Anal Gland Problems? #BootTheScoot With Glandex

Anal Glands. They are stinky and sometimes stressful. Anal glands can even be uncomfortable or painful for pets when they aren't emptied correctly. When a dog poops, they are supposed to naturally express their glands. It's a kind of way to mark their territory.

Sometimes, a dog's anal glands don't quite function the way they should. It's a pretty common problem that many dog parents are probably familiar with, myself included. My dog's anal glands don't seem to empty like they should, and can be very difficult to express.

#BoottheScoot with Glandex Anal Gland Supplement for Dogs

I see Shiner frequently scooting her butt across the carpet, which is a sign of anal gland problems in dogs. (It's yucky too, and I don't like it.) She will lick her butt excessively too - another sign of anal gland issues. (And also yucky.) I try not to express her anal glands manually unless I absolutely have to. I seriously have to squeeze those things really hard to get anything out and I just don't feel safe doing that. Even her vet has had a hard time with her glands in the past.

This post is sponsored by Glandex and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about how Glandex – Natural Supplement for Anal Glands but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Glandex is not responsible for the content of this article.

When I learned that there is now a product available to help butt scooting dogs, I had to know more. The product is called Glandex® and it is the only product that addresses all of the underlying causes of anal gland problems. It works from the inside out to help maintain healthy anal glands. I agreed to give Glandex a try with Shiner to see if it could help her.

Glandex Anal Gland Support for Dogs

Glandex's scientific formula works in multiple ways to keep the anal glands healthy and is a more effective alternative to frequent manual anal gland expressions which can further irritate the anal glands. It's veterinary formulated and made in the USA with all-natural ingredients.

While I worked as a vet tech, we had a lot of patients that came in on a regular basis to have their anal glands expressed. One dog had so many anal gland issues, a veterinary specialist actually removed both of his glands surgically. I don't know about you, but Glandex seems like a much better alternative to me.

Glandex guarantees results within 3-5 weeks. I kept a journal of our journey to "boot the scoot" to keep track of how things were going.

Journal for our review of Glandex anal gland supplement for dogs

October 10th was the last day I saw Shiner show any signs that her anal glands were bothering her. That was over a month ago and almost 3 weeks after she started taking Glandex. After a while, it got to the point that I didn't have much to record because I wasn't seeing any butt scooting or licking.

I'm also quite pleased with how firm her stool is now. You can tell by that smiley face on the journal page :). Firm poop is always good if it's on the carpet. And for the record, she pooped on the carpet because of her post-anesthesia grogginess.

How does Glandex work? It contains the precise amounts of fiber to help bulk and firm a dog's stool to help them empty naturally. Glandex also contains natural anti-inflammatories to target underlying inflammation as well as probiotics and digestive enzymes to help support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

Glandex Soft Chews for Dogs #BootTheScoot

Glandex is available in a soft chew form (which is what we tried) as well as a powder form. In addition to anal gland support products for dogs, they also make them for cats.

Shiner absolutely loves the taste of her Glandex Soft Chews! She's always eager to take her anal gland supplement. She gets 3 soft chews a day. They smell really good, just like peanut butter.

Glandex Anal Gland Supplement helps dogs with anal gland problems

If you have a dog that frequently scoots and licks their butt or has to have their anal glands expressed often, we recommend checking out Glandex anal gland supplement to see if it can help you boot the scoot like it has helped us. Glandex can be purchased online HERE.

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25 comments:

  1. Hmm, this sounds like a great product for those who need it. Oz only has had to have his anal glands expressed manually one time and hopefully he won't need to have that again. But it is good to know there is a product out there to help!

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    1. Oh poor Oz! But only one time is pretty darn good I'd say.

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  2. I have actually never had to express the anal glands or have a vet do it for my vets. I suppose I have been lucky in that sense!!!! This sounds like a very useful product though for sure!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Lucky indeed :) It seems to be a problem for smaller dogs, but of course can affect any sized dog. Shiner is definitely not a small dog.

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  3. Oh gosh, i hope i never have to deal with this woth Zue. The thought totally grosses me out. :)

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  4. Oh gosh, i hope i never have to deal with this woth Zue. The thought totally grosses me out. :)

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  5. Dang, chewy for the booty sounds like a much easier idea!

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  6. shiner.....eye waz just at de place oh eeeeeeeeeeeevil for thiz same izzue bak in septemburr N letz just say....eye wood rather eat a burd........eye hope ta cod never ta go thru that again & neither doez my mom....it wood be nice if they made theeze for catz ~~~~

    tuna of moon

    heerz two a northern squawfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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    1. Well, I hope you never have to deal with it either :) They do make them for cats!

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  7. Dat's pawsum. Weez signed up to twy da powder as mommy finks me may have a bit of a purroblem. weez sure glad to hear dat things awe goin' well with Shiner.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  8. I am blessed that I don't have that issue with the Boys. Glad it's available for those who need it.

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  9. Ernie has had anal gland issues. We wonder if there's anything like this for cats.

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    1. There is :)

      "Glandex is available in a soft chew form (which is what we tried) as well as a powder form. In addition to anal gland support products for dogs, they also make them for cats."

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  10. Storm has many problems with her anal glands. I tried this product with her some time ago & it seemed to be work out ok. It helped but I was impatient how long for it to start working. Haha! I am considering purchasing more in the future.

    Jenny & Storm
    www.paws2smile.WordPress.com

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    1. Oh really? I felt like I saw changes sooner than 3 weeks, but I guess the problem with butt scooting didn't completely disappear until the time stated for results.

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  11. I NEED this. I wanted to see how this product went with other bloggers. Bain has been licking his behind more than not recently, but I dread taking him to the vet and having them expressed. I would be interested in trying this, as this might seem like a better option than muzzling him at the vet's office.

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    1. Aw poor Bain! From what I've read, other people who have tried seem to have had a good experience. Shiner doesn't have to get muzzled for it, but she really hates it. It's hilarious watching my vet try to express hers. They can get REALLY hard. Poor girl.

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  12. Glandex definitely works!!!My Lil Frenchie had constant anal issues & even infected abscesses.I took him to er vets everywhere & surgery wasn't an option. I was very stressed! I seen this recommended to someone else so I said what do I have to lose. Long shot.Received it & started giving it 2x a day instead of one & in 2-3 days already seen results in poo & the gland were getting soft.I was to tally shocked.This has been I true life saver lol.Thank you Glandex cause I will forever order.Noah & mommy extremely greatful!Shocked!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your story with us. Sounds like Glandex has really helped your little one out.

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  13. Is feeding Glandex something that you would stop after the typical 3-5 weeks and then only start up if the problems appear or does it become a daily occurrence (it can get costly if so...)?

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    1. I think it's intended to given daily, but perhaps it depends on your situation. If your dog has chronic problems, I'd think it would be best to continue it indefinitely. But, you could always cut back or discontinue as you feel would be necessary I think.

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