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inca
1st December 2006, 10:12 AM
just wonderd if anyone does this ...i have started adding it to cara's food as she has already had her anal glands emptied twice at only 14 weeks old .....i noticed sometimes when she poo poo's she yelps on inspection the glands are full again .....i have been told this really helps has anyone else tried it ?

Barbara Nixon
1st December 2006, 11:36 AM
I do now and then. It also helps make a dog on a diet feel less empty.

Nicki
1st December 2006, 11:56 AM
We add bran {a couple of tsps} 2 or 3 times a week, particuarly for Rupert as he's the most prone to blocked anal glands.

It bulks up the poo a bit so helps the glands to empty naturally. Unfortunately if they are frequently emptied manually that seems to make the problem worse :(

inca
1st December 2006, 01:22 PM
thanks Nicki .... i do wonder if she will be prone to this problem so the bran should help

thanks again :flwr: