I have to physically empty the sac's on my 1 year 4 month old BLK Lab/ Chocolate Lab mix neutered male.
If i don't he'll lick and then the worst odor you can imagine Emmit's. We have a vet appointment in May. If anybody is familiar with the cause or a preventive measure to control it. PLEASE help!!
Are his stools on the softer side? (not soft serve, but just not totally firm/dry). One of ours has this problem, and we have been giving more fiber. We add a bit of rice, or cooked plain green beans to bulk things up. I have read that because the stool is harder, it expresses the anal glands as it passes. Also, exercise helps in the same way. I found this info by googling, and just about all of the responses pointed to adding more fiber, and making sure to keep enough water available when doing so. I found a recipe on another lab forum, which I haven't tried, which uses oat bran. I can't put my finger on it now. Will post when I find it. Hope this helps!
was also told by my vet and many around here that adding a tablespoon or so of plain canned pumpkin in their food helps... I have had the same issue with sami's glands, and just started this so hope it helps!