Friday, April 19, 2013

Anal Gland Problems in Dogs

 Anal glands can become a stinky problem with dogs.  Anal glands can fill up quickly, become inflamed and irritated.  Dogs can scoot on the carpet or ground making a mess. Be sure to get your dog's anal glands checked by a veterinarian to ensure that your dog does not have parasites.

Anal gland problems are frequently related to the dog's diet.  Grains such as oats or wheat in the foods can make dogs itchy and uncomfortable.  Many dogs have gluten allergies and foods that they are allergic to create inflammation all the way down. 

To relieve your dog of anal gland problems, start by using a high moisture, hypoallergenic diet.  Try using a protein source such as rabbit or venison.  Add a teaspoon of canned pumpkin to each meal for fiber.  In addition, use Power Probiotic at every meal.  Power Probiotic adds beneficial flora, fighting bacteria and yeast overgrowth.  Probiotics help move along the digestive process, eliminating toxins and keeping your pet's stools regular and formed.  If your dog is prone to loose stool or has gas, use Soothing Digestive Relief along with the Power Probiotic.