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Glandex Helps your Dog #BootTheScoot

Glandex Helps your Dog #BootTheScoot
 

This post is sponsored by Glandex and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about how Glandex – Natural Supplement for Anal Glands but AmmotheDachshund.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Glandex is not responsible for the content of this article.

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

I’m sure this image looks familiar, you suddenly look up from whatever you were doing to catch your dog dragging their bum on the carpet (and in my mom’s case, the nice WHITE carpet!).
Embarrassing, yes. But do you know why us dogs do this?

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

Dogs have two small internal glands on either side of their bum that typically release a few drops of scent marking fluid whenever your pet defecates. (It’s also why us dogs can tell a lot about each other by sniffing butts). In order for your dog’s anal glands to empty properly they need large firm stools to create pressure during defecation to allow them to empty naturally. (TMI right?)

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But when they aren’t functioning properly, Anal gland issues arise and they become over-filled, blocked, or irritated. This is when you’ll typically catch your dog rubbing their butt across the carpet or licking.

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

Thanks to my friends at Glandex® there is a product that may be able to help!

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland SupplementGlandex is the only product that addresses all of the underlying causes of anal gland problems and works from the inside out to help maintain healthy anal glands.

Using a unique fiber blend, this anal gland supplement helps to create firm and bulky stools which help the anal glands empty naturally every time your pet defecates. Glandex also contains natural anti-inflammatories to help support healthy anal glands as well as probiotics and digestive enzymes to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

Glandex comes in two formulas, powder that can be added to your pet’s daily meal….

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

…and this soft chew formula with peanut butter flavor.

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

I opted to test out the chewables this time around, and I found them to be super tasty. Mom started giving me one every day at breakfast in late September.

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

Glandex Key Features:

  • Promotes healthy anal gland function in dogs & cats
  • Guaranteed results within 3-5 weeks
  • Veterinarian formulated & approved
  • Great tasting & easy-to-use formula
  • All-natural premium ingredients
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Before I dive into the specifics on what I noticed while taking Glandex it’s important to note that anal gland issues are much more common in small dogs. Because of this I have always needed to have mine emptied manually by my veterinarian every 1 – 2 months roughly, which basically means mine are not emptying properly on their own.

Sometimes you may notice a horrid smell (like the worst of the worst) coming from your dog, this means that your dog just emptied their anal glands (hopefully not one your white carpet). My buddy Trooper used to do it all the time when he got really scared of something (sorry Trooper, had to spill the beans).

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

So starting in late September mom started giving me Glandex daily to see if it helped. Prior to this the last time I had had mine expressed by my vet was August 21st. Click on the image above to see a detailed report on my daily business.

General notes – while on Glandex my stools became much firmer, larger, and more regular. And by very late October I started to scoot on the carpet again, but seeing as I was due for my annual vet exam mom decided to have my anal glands expressed at the visit. They ended up being very full (as they normally are).

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I did learn while at my vet that some dogs have glands that don’t sit as close to the edge of the bum, and no matter what they will never be able to express them on their own. Some dogs may be able to get some help expressing them with this fiber supplement for dogs from Glandex.

In my case I felt like Glandex definitely did what it said it would, firmed up my stool to help naturally empty my glands, and it seemed to prolong my visits to have them expressed manually. I also noticed I had less gas (unless I eat jerky….that always does it to me!) I’ll probably forever be the type of dog that has to have them manually done, but with Glandex at least I can help avoid those visits a little bit longer.

#BootTheScoot Ammo the Dachshund Tests Glandex, an Anal Gland Supplement

So if you notice your dog having an anal glad issue, don’t wait to add a fiber supplement such as Glandex to their diet. The alternative to not taking care of the issue can be costly surgeries, and if the anal glands are blocked or overfilled they may not be able to empty on their own, thus requiring expressing by a veterinarian.

To pick up your pet’s anal gland treatment visit Glandex, and help them Boot The Scoot!

Have you noticed your pet scooting on the carpet? Have you ever tried a fiber supplement? Share your stories with us on social media and the hashtag #BootTheScoot or leave a comment below.
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  1. Faith Ellerbe11-06-15

    I’ve always known about anal glands but I did not know some dogs simply can’t express them naturally. I also did not know it was more common in small dogs. I’m glad Glandex was able to prolong your vet visits. I’ve never seen my dogs scoot because of their anal glands. I take them to the groomer a couple times a year and they express them just to be safe.

    • Ammo11-07-15

      Yea, unfortunately it seems to be a problem more so in us shorter fellows. My pal Trooper has never had to have his done because we’ve never seen him licking of scooting. I guess the struggle is real for only some of us!

  2. Lily Belle & Muffin11-07-15

    Thanks for the informative info! Muffin always has to have hers done at the vets. I do Lily’s at home. But will look more into this product.

    • Ammo11-07-15

      Great to hear you’re on top of it! We gotta #BootTheScoot !

  3. Donna Bucelli11-10-15

    Ammo, I have definitely have to gt some for my dachshund. I take her to the vet every 2-3 months for anal expression.

  4. Glenda12-04-15

    Ammo, thanks for the info. I will definitely order some for my little ones.

  5. Glenda12-04-15

    Ammo, thanks for the info,I will definitely order some for my little ones.

  6. Bea Zuniga12-05-15

    I always take Michael to get his expressed by the vet. We will be trying Glandex, thanks!

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