Our German Short hair has had some problems with anal glands. I decided to try AnalGlandz and I can't believe how much it has helped her.- Sandra, MN, USA
What is AnalGlandz?
AnalGlandz is a 100% safe, natural, 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.
The formula remains true to the whole spectrum method of herbal extraction, ensuring the bio-availability and balance of all the active ingredients contained in the remedy. This method of manufacture also significantly reduces the likelihood of side effects and maintains all active ingredients in perfect balance exactly as nature intended!
All PetAlive products are manufactured in a FDA-registered and cGMP-compliant pharmaceutical facility under the supervision of an expert team of herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths and responsible pharmacists.
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 promote regularity), 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, Yarrow.
- Stinging Nettle (Urtica urens) is excellent for natural cleansing, providing soothing support.
- 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 helps to release toxins.
- Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is widely used as a gentle cleansing and soothing herb. (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.
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 additional support.
Caution: For external use only. Safety during pregnancy and nursing has not yet been established. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care professional. Keep this and all medicines from the reach of children.
Get optimum results with regular use
Natural remedies strive to create holistic balance in the body to support systemic health. The natural ingredients in our remedies support overall health and functioning
Pets respond to natural remedies in different ways. To ensure your pet maintains optimum health it is important to administer natural remedies as directed and remain consistent. You may also find that giving your pet a smaller maintenance amount is beneficial for ongoing support. Many customers report using it regularly as part of a maintenance program that supports continued health and well-being of their beloved animals.
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 problems with anal glands. I decided to try AnalGlandz and I can't believe how much it has helped her. 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 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!”
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