Y’all remember my sister Little Bit don’t ya? She’s a tiny little thing and she’s one of them girly-girls. She acts so prissy all time. But, I gotta tell you, she has some moves that’ll leave ya shackin’ your head! That girl will just up and drop her butt on the floor, legs and tail straight up in the air, and scoot across the floor. Darndest thing I ever saw! She must have a butt hurt, butt itch, or maybe she’s just plain strange! But, between you and me, that ‘scoot’ she’s doin’ just don’t look to lady like to me WOOF! My Lady says Little Bit has anal gland issues and started givin’ her somethin’ called Glandex® to help her ailin’.
Now, seein’ as to how I don’t know what anal glands are or why it makes my sister do that strange lookin’ scoot, I better get my Lady to tell ya ’bout it.
Here’s what my Lady had to say about Glandex Anal Gland Support
Miss Molly is right in that there is nothing stranger looking than your dog scooting around on their behind with their tail and legs straight up in the air. However, this is a sign that your dog may have impacted anal glands. It can literally be a real pain in the butt! Anal gland problems are common in little dogs, more so than big dogs. As a matter of fact, I have had a poodle and a total of 3 chihuahuas in my lifetime of pets – all had anal gland problems.
What are Anal Glands?
Anal glands, or sacs, are scent glands that can be found on each side of the rectum that produce a very foul smelling substance. This foul smelling substance is secreted when the dog has a bowel movement. Since each dog’s scent is different, it serves as kind of a territorial marker.
What causes Anal Gland Problems?
Anal glands can become impacted and, left untreated, can become abscessed. Common reasons why your dog may be experiencing anal gland problems include loose stools, digestive issues, allergies, infection, excessive anal gland production and obesity. A dog scooting across the floor or ground is seeking relief.
Symptoms of Anal Gland Problems:
- Licking or biting his rear end
- A bad smell
- Discharge of anal gland substance
Prevention and Support for Anal Gland Problems and Dog Scooting
We have been on journey to find a solution for Little Bit’s anal gland problems. Over the past few weeks, Little Bit has been taking an anal gland supplement called Glandex.
Glandex is an anal gland treatment that addresses all of the underlying causes of anal gland problems and works from the inside out to help maintain healthy anal glands. It has a scientific formula that works in multiple ways to keep the anal glands healthy. It is a more effective alternative to frequent anal gland expressing, which can lead to further irritation of the anal glands.
Glandex contains the precise amount of fiber to help bulk and firm the pet’s stools to naturally empty the anal glands. It also contains natural anti-inflammatories to target underlying inflammation as well as probiotics and digestive enzymes to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
Glandex comes in tasty peanut butter chews and they also have a dog approved beef liver powder!
Key Features of Glandex:
- 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.
Glandex is veterinary formulated and made in the USA with all-natural ingredients. It is made of of high quality fiber including pumpkin seed, natural anti-inflammatories, omega-3 fatty acids, digestive enzymes, and probiotics and it is guaranteed results within 3-5 weeks to help “boot the scoot!”
Little Bit’s Journey to “Boot the Scoot”
I allowed Little bit to try the chews for the first couple of days, but we opted to use the powder for our test journey. The dosage on the bottle said 1/8 tsp for dogs under 15 lbs. She is only 7 lbs and I wondered if I should cut the dose, but in the end I went ahead with the 1/8 tsp. She was interested as soon as she got a whiff of the scent and would have willing licked it out of the measuring spoon.
However, with all the big dogs dwelling around thinking she is getting something special, it’s easier if I can mix it into the food. Little Bit eats wet food once a day and dry food twice a day. I preferred to wait until it was time for her wet food and then sprinkled the Glandex powder into the bowl, mixing it with the food. However, I have just sprinkled it in and gave it to her. She will lick all the Glandex off the food first and then eat, so it must taste pretty good!
We have been keeping journal for the past 6 weeks so that we could follow the results of adding Glandex to Little Bit’s diet. It’s amazing now to look back and see when the benefits started happening. Glandex Anal Gland Support for Dogs is not an instant fix. We were on week 3 before we saw a noticeable difference telling us it takes a bit of time to get in their system good. You can check out our journal entries below:
Little Bit’s Journal Entries using Glandex to “Boot the Scoot”
- 9/25/15 – Little Bit had one of the Glandex soft chews. She has been scooting on the floor several times a day.
- 9/26/15 – Had another Glandex soft chew. Scooting and licking at her butt several times a day.
- 9/27/15 – Switched to the Glandex Beef Liver Powder for the duration of our trial.
- 10/2/15 – After 1 week of use: No change has been noted yet. She is still scooting and licking.
- 10/9/15 – After 2 weeks of use: Stool is looking different; a bit softer and lighter in color. She is still scooting occasionally, but can’t tell if it is less or if I am just not seeing her.
- 10/16/15 – After 3 weeks of use: Stool is definitely fatter and mushier, but firm. It is also lighter in color than her usual constipated dark color; less straining. Scooting has more or less stopped, but still an occasional scoot.
- 10/23/15 – After 4 weeks of use: Passing stool on a regular schedule with no straining. No scooting has been witnessed in the past week.
- 10/30/15 – After 5 weeks of use: Still regular on bowel movements; stool is solid, but softer than the constipation stool in the past; stool is a good brown color and normal. No scooting noted for the week and no licking of her butt.
- 11/5/15 – After 6 weeks of use: Same as week 5 – doing great.
- End of 6 weeks and much improved! Pooping regularly; nice size stool with right texture; no scooting, even though I have still witnessed some licking at her butt.
We are loving the difference Glandex is making for Little Bit. While the other pups thought she looked silly (well even I thought it was strange looking), we are glad to say goodbye to the scoot! While a dog scooting across the floor is not a pleasant site, the main reason we’re happy is that she is no longer irritated and in pain from her anal glands. Adding a fiber supplement for dogs like the Glandex is not any different than adding a fiber supplement to our diets. But, the benefits of the supplement in helping dog anal glands is truly worth it! We want to keep that cute little butt healthy and happy!
Is your dog scooting across the floor? Or, is your pet constantly plagued with anal gland problems? Why not give Glandex a try and “Boot the Scoot!”
For more information, connect with Glandex