My Shih Shu has constant anal gland filling. How can I help my dog. I take him every two weeks for expressing of glands but we travel and I am concerned when we are traveling and he has this problem. Is there something I can give him to prevent this or can I learn to express the glands. Please advise and thank you.
Yes, you can learn how to do it, just ask your vet. You can have the glands surgically removed. This will get rid of the problem for good. You can also try to increase the amount of fiber in the diet. The theory is that the bulkier the stool the more likey it would squeeze the gland on it's own. Good luck, vetcare