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The anal sacs and ear infections are all symptoms of allergies, which can be food related or environmental as well.
A higher fiber food might also help with the anal sac issues. I just went on their website and copied the dry measurements of usable energy for Adult Active SD formula:
Measurement of Usable Energy in a food, which differs substantially from gross caloric content.
˛ An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Adult Active contains 4.3 oz. by weight.
%Protein29.8Fat27.2Carbohydrate (NFE)35.4 Crude Fiber1.8Calcium0.94Phosphorus0.77Sodium0.36Potassium0.79Ma gnesium0.086Vitamin C152 mg/kgVitamin E556 IU/kg
ąThe nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.
The crude fiber is very low--1.8%... by contrast I feed my adult golden a dry kibble with 8% fiber because of soft stool issues.
These types of issues are frustrating to isolate the cause.