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But vet said glands were fine but he still doing it it's been a week ,he's been wormed too got tablet at the vets , but I heard the hemp oil is good for fur and anal glands so thinking of trying that, just wondering has anyone else tried their dog on it ? Or is their something else I could try ? Thanks x
 

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But vet said glands were fine but he still doing it it's been a week ,he's been wormed too got tablet at the vets , but I heard the hemp oil is good for fur and anal glands so thinking of trying that, just wondering has anyone else tried their dog on it ? Or is their something else I could try ? Thanks x
Organic prunes work for us. 1 for sm. 2 for med. 3 for large chopped up and put into food 3 times a week. Make sure they are organic so you are not feeding sulfur.
 

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Take him back to the vet, it may not be the anal glands.

My boy did the butt scooting, had his anal glands done, and still scooted. Then was told it might be his back, and was given medicine for him and told to keep him quiet for at least a week. Followed the instructions and he was still scooting and getting worse with it a week later. Final diagnosis was colitis, we took care of that and he was good for awhile.

The next round with rear end pain didn't involve scooting but they still checked anal glands. First the vet expressed them then a week later when he was no better they were flushed, but he still had pain. I took him to get a second opinion from a different vet who diagnosed a pinched nerve. I figured out it was his harness causing it, and got a different style harness for him. Since then he's been doing pretty good.... Up until a few days ago.

Now he's been licking at his rear again... It could be anal glands but I'm leaning more towards allergies. I had tried giving him a break from his prescription allergy medicine but he started itching and licking around the base of his tail. He pretty much stopped when I gave him the medicine so hopefully that's it.
 
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It's on record with vets that they do not touch my dogs anal glands, they work just fine. Damage can be done if it's not done correctly.

If it's an internal issue, then only a vet will find it.

When I suspect there's a problem area on my dog, I'll turn off the lights so the room is dark and use a bright flashlight with magnifying glass to check him thoroughly. I know it's not the best thought, exploring the area around the anus but maybe there's a cut or abrasion that your dog is making worse. Maybe apply some polysporin or simple coconut oil to the area, see if it brings some relief.
 

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But vet said glands were fine but he still doing it it's been a week ,he's been wormed too got tablet at the vets , but I heard the hemp oil is good for fur and anal glands so thinking of trying that, just wondering has anyone else tried their dog on it ? Or is their something else I could try ? Thanks x
Has your dog had anal gland issues in the past? If so, how frequent? What food are you feeding him or her? I have a lot of experience with anal gland issues as this has been an ongoing issue for my pup Bella. I can try to help out as much as possible!
 

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scooting is a symptom of an itchy or uncomfortable rear end... many things can cause it... anal glands full for some reason, allergies/itching (eg. fleas), stool stuck to the perianal tissues, matts, infections, trouble defecating etc. Have to rule them out, though most can by just looking closely.
 

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Has your dog had anal gland issues in the past? If so, how frequent? What food are you feeding him or her? I have a lot of experience with anal gland issues as this has been an ongoing issue for my pup Bella. I can try to help out as much as possible!
We'll he had an abscess up his bottom last year and the vet said hes going to be one of those dogs that need their bum squeezed every 6weeks I think she said , the food I feed him on is called hills science plan , will be going backs the vets with him just in case because he hasn't been his usual mad self keeps going to sleep so I'll let yers know what vet says because something not right with him.
 

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Yeah it sounds like there is a problem. Could be the abscess or the food. Has the vet said if they can remove the abscess? If that is whats causing the issue, then it may be worth treating it because I KNOW how costly it can be over time to have a vet express the anal glands. Where I live it's $35/Can a pop. It adds up and is no fun for the dog.

However, if I were you I'd consider slowly transitioning your dog to a higher quality, limited ingredients diet (LID). My pup had some anal gland troubles on Blue Buffalo but our vet advised us to switch to Hills (the brand your on now) and it was never worse! We had to start taking her monthly almost to have her glands expressed. Clearly for our dog is has something to do with her food (maybe an allergy) so it's raw for us from now on as long as all goes well. If you suspect it's a food allergy, then raw may be worth it for you too. Maybe people on this forum swear by raw healing their dogs many health issues so I know for me it was obvious.

Either way though, I would seriously consider slowly switching out the Hills dog food for something of higher quality. There are several threads about good dog food that you can check out and determine which one your dog would like best. Also, you can always check out Dog Dood Advisor as they rate the ingredients and food and rate which foods are highest quality vs. low.

If you need help with how to transition (as you don't want to make your dog sick) I can help. I've been through it a few times now since my dog has had her anal gland issues.

Hope this info helps,
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Yeah it sounds like there is a problem. Could be the abscess or the food. Has the vet said if they can remove the abscess? If that is whats causing the issue, then it may be worth treating it because I KNOW how costly it can be over time to have a vet express the anal glands. Where I live it's $35/Can a pop. It adds up and is no fun for the dog.

However, if I were you I'd consider slowly transitioning your dog to a higher quality, limited ingredients diet (LID). My pup had some anal gland troubles on Blue Buffalo but our vet advised us to switch to Hills (the brand your on now) and it was never worse! We had to start taking her monthly almost to have her glands expressed. Clearly for our dog is has something to do with her food (maybe an allergy) so it's raw for us from now on as long as all goes well. If you suspect it's a food allergy, then raw may be worth it for you too. Maybe people on this forum swear by raw healing their dogs many health issues so I know for me it was obvious.

Either way though, I would seriously consider slowly switching out the Hills dog food for something of higher quality. There are several threads about good dog food that you can check out and determine which one your dog would like best. Also, you can always check out Dog Dood Advisor as they rate the ingredients and food and rate which foods are highest quality vs. low.

If you need help with how to transition (as you don't want to make your dog sick) I can help. I've been through it a few times now since my dog has had her anal gland issues.

Hope this info helps,
Kerri
He doesn't have the abscess any more because he went on meds (can't remember what though) and it's not there anymore , but I will have a look to other foods thanks for your help :)
 
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