AnalGlandz FAQs

Natural remedy for expressing and cleaning cat/dog anal glands at home to avoid impacted anal sacs.

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  1. Does it really work?
  2. How long has this product been on the market?
  3. What exactly does AnalGlandz do?
  4. What does AnalGlandz contain?
  5. Is AnalGlandz approved by the FDA?
  6. How do I use AnalGlandz?
  7. In what form does AnalGlandz come?
  8. How do you properly store this product?
  9. How often should I use and why?
  10. How long until support is seen?
  11. Does AnalGlandz have any side effects?
  12. How long does a bottle last?
  13. What signs might a pet with anal gland problems exhibit?
  14. When should I consult a vet?
  15. What else can I do to help my pet?

1. Does it really work?

AnalGlandz has been very effective with a very high success rate. We get an extremely high reorder rate on the product, indicating that our customers are very satisfied with it. In fact, it has been sold to literally thousands of customers in virtually every country around the world! 

2. How long has this product been on the market?

All of our natural remedies are formulated by our expert team of herbalists, naturopaths and homeopaths, and headed by Michele Carelse. Michele has been providing these natural remedies to her clients, with great success, for over ten years. All Native Remedies products are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards - using only the best quality raw ingredients from nature's medicine chest - that is why we are The Natural Choice.

3. What exactly does AnalGlandz do?

AnalGlandz is a 100% herbal remedy which can be used topically to assist with manual expression of your pet’s anal glands. Regular use will also help to keep the anal glands and surrounding area healthy.

4. What does AnalGlandz contain?

AnalGlandz contains the following ingredients:

  • Annual Nettle (Urtica urens) is excellent for natural cleansing, providing a soothing tonic effect. (Obertreis, B., Giller, K., Teucher, T., Behnke, B., and Schmitz, H. "Anti-inflammatory effect of Urtica dioica folia extract in comparison to caffeic malic acid". Arzneimittelforschung. 1996;46(1):52-56.)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a well-known and effective herbal cleanser found all over the world. This herb will also act as an excellent skin cleanser and detoxifier and is perfect for use on the anal glands.
  • German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) was regarded as one of the nine sacred herbs given to the world by ancient Anglo-Saxons. In modern times it is widely used as a gentle cleansing and soothing herb. (Maiche, A. G., Grohn, P., and Maki-Hokkonen, H. "Effect of chamomile cream and almond ointment on acute radiation skin reaction." Acta Oncol 1991;30(3):395-396.)( Glowania, H. J., Raulin, C., and Swoboda, M. "Effect of chamomile on wound healing--a clinical double-blind study." Z.Hautkr. 9-1-1987;62(17):1262, 1267-1271.)
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) will help to support the health of the skin around the anal glands.
  • Silica (6C) is a natural remedy excellent for supporting natural emptying of the anal sacs. Silica will also help to keep the anal ducts open.

Native Remedies' products are created using our Full Spectrum Approach™ (FSA), a set of standards and processes that combine the best quality, laboratory tested, raw ingredients, Good Manufacturing Practices and a Full Spectrum manufacturing method to guarantee you products of the highest quality, safety and effectiveness, all backed by our One Year Unconditional Money Back Guarantee.

Our products contain no animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, are suitable for lacto-vegetarians and are not tested on animals. Individual ingredients are well-researched and are natural, safe and effective

5. Is AnalGlandz approved by the FDA?

The FDA oversees all food and drug products. Since AnalGlandz is an herbal dietary supplement, they fall under the ambit of the FDA. In 1994, the FDA set up guidelines for dietary supplements, including labeling requirements, and created the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA). AnalGlandz follows all of DSHEA's guidelines. In addition, Native Remedies is an FDA-registered Food Facility, and all of our products are manufactured in a Pharmaceutical Graded, GMP-certified facility to guarantee the highest degree of consistency, reliability and potency.

6. How do I use AnalGlandz?

Add 5 - 10 drops to 1/4 cup of warm water. Soak clean cotton swab in this solution and apply gentle pressure as a hot compress directly over the anal opening.

Maintenance dose: Repeat once or twice a week. May be used with Natural Moves for Pets™ for combined support.

Caution: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

 

7. In what form does AnalGlandz come?

AnalGlandz comes in a concentrated tincture form.

8. How do you properly store this product?

Best storage is in a cool (not cold) dark place out of direct sunlight such as a cupboard or closet. The product does not need to be refrigerated.

9. How often should I use and why?

Initially AnalGlandz should be used once a day and reduced to once or twice weekly as a maintenance routine.

10. How long until support is seen?

Soothing and cleansing effects will be immediate and your pet will experience considerable relief. Within several days of use the thickened secretion inside the sacs will become softer and more liquid and the anal glands will be easier to express.

11. Does AnalGlandz have any side effects?

No, AnalGlandz does not have any side effects as it is 100% herbal and natural. The ingredients of AnalGlandz have a high safety profile and are generally very well tolerated without any side effects or interactions with other drugs.

12. How long does a bottle last?

One 59 mL bottle of AnalGlandz will last for 15 - 60 days, depending on the size and needs of your pet.

13. What signs might a pet with anal gland problems exhibit?

  • Your pet may scoot across the floor on his rear end or rub up against furniture etc.

  • Your pet is licking his around his anus a lot

  • The anal area is swollen or producing pus or discharge

  • Pain when anything touches your pet's rear end or when having a bowel movement.

14. When should I consult a vet?

Any sign of an abscess or infection should lead you to consult your pet’s vet. Redness and swelling in the anal area, excessive "scooting", pus and discharge or indications of pain all point to an infection.

The vet will manually drain the gland/s- possibly with an anesthetic - and apply antibiotics or prescribe them orally. If the problem is not managed effectively and becomes chronic, surgery to remove the glands altogether may become necessary.

15. What else can I do to help my pet?

  • Ensure that your dog is not overweight. Excess weight can lead to increased problems with the anal glands so keep your dog lean and trim with a wholesome, balanced diet and regular exercise.

  • Increase fiber intake. A high intake of fresh, raw vegetables and natural fibers will boost the fiber in your pet’s diet increasing stool bulk and thereby promoting natural emptying of the anal glands during bowel movements. Avoid highly processed foods like white bread and ensure that your pet has access to plenty of fresh, clean water.

  • Allow your pet regular exercise. Apart from being good for all-round health, regular exercise will strengthen the muscles in the rectum and abdomen allowing increased internal pressure on the anal glands, promoting natural emptying. Regular exercise will also promote regular bowel movements.

  • Encourage regular and healthy bowel movements with our Natural Moves for Pets.