20th February 2012, 06:22 PM
Anal gland good news!!
We have had major problems in the past with Leo's anal glands. He's had two abcessess and infections. We've tried pro-fibre and all sorts of diet.
Last year Nicki from the forum recomended adding plain old oatbran. Ive been adding 2 teaspoons daily to his food.
Leo had his annual vet check today and for the first time EVER, one anal gland was completly empty and the other only 1/4 full.
So THANK YOU Nicki for the advice, anyone else thats having problems give the oatbran a try it works really well.
Momma to Leonardo (Leo to his friends)
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20th February 2012, 06:56 PM
We've been adding it too, after it was suggested, and have gone from taking Rose once a month to get them done, to at the most 3 or 4 times last year.
20th February 2012, 11:39 PM
So do you do one teaspoon in the morning and one in the evening?
Just wonderful to hear!!
21st February 2012, 06:35 AM
Rose gets 2 tsp. twice a day mixed with about a tbsp of wet food .
21st February 2012, 09:55 AM
As you may have read all my four have just been to the VETs for a check and while there had their glands done and I have
been giving them two teaspoons of oatbran for the last four years for breakfast ,plus I feen raw and give neem sticks so just keep an
eye on them in the future as they may just need doing again sometime but hopefully not as as often.
Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T
21st February 2012, 10:46 AM
21st February 2012, 08:27 PM
Fantastic news Mel - but I can't take credit for this one, it was actually Tania who came up with it originally Think I was using wheatbran and she researched and found the oatbran.
It seems to work really well for some dogs but not all so great to hear that it helping Leo.
21st February 2012, 10:24 PM
23rd February 2012, 04:15 PM
hi -where do you buy oatbran ?
23rd February 2012, 11:45 PM
The link below is the brand we use. I used to have terrible problems with Molly, Dougall and Dotty. Every four weeks or so we had full and sometimes compacted glands.
I now have them checked every 8 weeks (gradually decreased the visits) or so and it is not 100% perfect everytime but I would estimate there is an 80% improvement for all three.
We started with 2 teaspoons twice per day (that is how we feed them) We have now cut that to one teaspoon twice per day..
If it helps, I am more than happy to send a packet to anyone (foc) to try.
Tania and The Three Cavaliers!
Dotty!- A Sweet Little Tri
Molly - Pretty Tri Dougall - Gorgeous Blenheim