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.
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.
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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'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.
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 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.
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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Does your dog do the butt scoot boogy on your carpet?