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Old 12-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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Our Golden is 8 months old, and since we've had him as a pup we've always had to go to the vets to get his anal glans expressed... They told me that we wouldn't have to do it anymore when he gets 6-8 months...

I was told to feed him green beans, we did that one month and nothing helped nor worked...so now I'm asking for advice...We feed him Ekunuba...
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:56 PM
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Does he have problems with them? We rarely do puppy anals. We have a few dogs we do once monthly or every few months, but again they are older. You have to be careful, doing them too often can cause issues with scar tissue building up that can make them more difficult to express.
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My dog never got over that one. Sometimes I have to express her anal glands twice a month and other times not for a few months. I just learned to do it myself. It isn't that hard and at least I can make her comfortable and not pay a vet. It is just what I do for her. Smelly yes but she is my girl. It really isn't hard to do.
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I've never done this on Chester and he's almost 6 months...


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Usually big dogs do not have anal sac issues and usually puppies do not have anal sac problems. Adding fiber can help because it bulks up the poop and it helps to empty them...usually we recommend cooked green beans, canned pumpkin, cooked squash. We are also selling "scoot bars" which are high in fiber and are for anal gland health.
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The more you express them, the more that they'll need done. Add fiber or find a food with more fiber to see if it can help.


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I'll start feeding him more Green Beans, I hear Broccoli is really good for Fiber too. Anyone able to validate that?
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I'll start feeding him more Green Beans, I hear Broccoli is really good for Fiber too. Anyone able to validate that?
Broccoli yes but his farts will clear a room. :P

I give carrots and pumpkin to bulk up the fiber in Bears diet.


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I just recently had to have this done with Diesel as well. He is 6 months and they told me the same thing.... Put a tablespoon of pumpkin in his food for fiber. We've been on the pumpkin for a week or so and he is pooping more but doesn't look much bulkier. We feed him Nutro large breed puppy.


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How does one know when the anal glands need expressing?
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