Using your AnalGlandz remedy makes the terrible job of expressing my dog’s anal sacs a lot more successful and bearable. In fact, since using these herbal compresses we don’t need to go through the process as often anymore... A wonderful product- thank you!"- Sylvia
What is AnalGlandz?
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.
What are anal glands?
Anal glands, or anal sacs, are two small glands present in both dogs and cats situated just below and either side of the anal opening. These glands produce a substance that is secreted through ducts just inside the rectum when pressure is put on the glands - most commonly by the passing of feces.
This substance has a strong odor which is very unpleasant to humans but was probably useful to animals, especially in times gone by, for marking their territory.
In modern-day domestic pets, anal glands can often cause health problems. Sometimes the anal gland secretions are not released naturally and build up - leading to thickening of the secretion and clogging of the duct. You may have seen your pet with his tail up, dragging his behind across the floor.
This is an attempt to relieve the pressure and discomfort of impacted anal glands and is called scooting. Scooting can cause damage to the anus and indicates that your pet is having trouble with his anal glands and needs some type of intervention.
Caring for the anal glands and promoting anal gland health is therefore very important to prevent problems.
The natural way
Anal glands should be regularly checked and expressed when necessary in order to empty the buildup of secretions from the gland. This can be done by your vet, groomer or even by you. Getting the knack of this is not difficult, especially once you have been shown the technique.
To express your pet’s anal glands, use your fingers or a thumb and forefinger to gently apply pressure on either side of the anal opening - on the outside of the glands. Press inwards and upwards and you should see the fluid being expressed.
A high-fiber diet, as well as regular use of PetAlive Natural Moves (to keep your pet regular), will also help to support regular emptying of the anal glands, as healthy bowel movements will express the glands naturally.
What are the Ingredients?
AnalGlandz is a 100% herbal formula and contains the following ingredients in therapeutic dosage: Chamomile, Dandelion, Extract of Nettle, Silica (6C), Yarrow.
- Stinging 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.
- 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.
PetAlive is the leading brand of natural pet remedies known for safe, effective and quality products. Our remedies are formulated by natural health experts and produced under the highest pharmaceutical standards in FDA-registered, GMP certified facilities. We use the whole herb, not just a standardized extract, for a more potent remedy that is easy for the body to absorb.
PetAlive topical products never contain any parabens, sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) or harmful petrochemicals. They do not contain animal products, artificial colors or preservatives, and are never tested on animals. Our products are always backed by our One Year Unconditional Money Back Guarantee.
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.
Get optimum results with regular use
While conventional medicine works by often treating the symptoms in your pet, natural medicine strives to create holistic balance in their body to support systemic health, relieve ailments, and help prevent future disease. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, the natural ingredients in our remedies support the overall health and functioning in your pet instead of just suppressing symptoms.
Pets respond to natural medicine in different ways. Some pets experience immediate results, while many other pet owners have reported optimal benefits taking effect in their pets within 3-6 weeks. To ensure that your pet receives optimum results, it is important to administer natural remedies as directed and remain consistent. You may also find that a smaller maintenance dose is beneficial for ongoing support. Many pets take a regular maintenance dose as part of a preventative program for continued health and well-being.
How long until I see results?
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.
How long will a bottle last?
One 59 mL bottle of AnalGlandz will last for 15 - 60 days, depending on the size and needs of your pet.
How has AnalGlandz helped others?
“Our German Short hair has had some real problems with anal glands. We took her to the vet and he expressed the glands. He suggested we have the surgery done to remove the anal sacs. Our dog is 10 years old and we didn't want to put her through the surgery. I decided to try AnalGlandz and I can't believe how much it has helped her. I have had her on this product for about three months. When I took her back to the vet he said he couldn't believe how much better she was. He said she was 10 times better than the first time he saw her and told me to keep up the good work. Thank you so much for your product. I wasn't sure about it at first but I would recommend this to any pet owner with the same problem, it really works!!!”
— Sandra, MN, USA
“Using your AnalGlandz remedy makes the terrible job of expressing my dog’s anal sacs a lot more successful and bearable. In fact, since using these herbal compresses we don’t need to go through the process as often anymore as the glands seem to stay open and empty most of the time, without the disgusting smell we had to put up with! A wonderful product- thank you!”