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This product works!
on August 16, 2012
If you're anything like me you're looking at this product thinking "no way." This was our last ditch effort before having my dog's anal glands removed. We tried all manners of fibery products and every home remedy I could find on the internet with no luck. Unfortunately, while most anal gland removal surgeries go off without a hitch, there is a small chance of long term damage to the point where the dog can't hold their bowel movements anymore. I dragged my feet as long as possible on that one and I'm glad I did!
When I first received the product I used it every other day for about a week, just to help things settle down back there. Then I switched to roughly twice a week application. Sometimes I forget and it drops down to once a week. We used to have to empty her anal glands every 4-8 weeks or so, or they would get extremely full, and sometimes even infected before she would show me any signs that there were problems back there. We've now gone 4 months without having to manually express them. Also if you're looking at the product thinking there's no way your dog will allow a compress on his back side, it really doesn't have to be on there that long. I take a little cup of the dog's kibble to the bathroom with us and slowly dole out the treats while applying the product.
You might also be thinking the product is super expensive. It is an investment, but this little bottle is still 2/3 full after 4 months, so we may just get a year's use out of it. I use 5 drops in a quarter of a cup of water each time for a beagle, larger dog may need more.
Edited to add - 6 months later and we still haven't had to empty the glands! Still using 1-2x per week, very occasionally using more often if I see the dog scooting.