i have a ten year old lab/dane/irish setter/golden retriever mix. but she looks like a full bread border collie. she has a problem with her anal gland. she licks back there and her breath is awful from this. she gets groomed about every 10 weeks and they express that. ive tried doing it but cant. and i cant afford to take her weekly to get it done. is there anything you can suggest. is something missing in her diet? she is very active and she is a big dog. i never heard of large breed dogs having this problem. her breath gets so bad it gags us. and i constantly brush her teeth and wash her sides of her mouth, this helps a little.
You can try adding metamucil ( 1 tbs) to her diet. This may make her stool bulkier and therefore squeeze the gland itself. vetcare