Barbara California, California 7/20/2013 10:03:29 PM My 2 miniature schnauzers both male and female started having chronic anal gland problems. I had dr. Randy Hanson at Redlands vet in redlands ca. Remove their anal glands. It was a 2 to 3 week recovery and neither dog ever had a problem again. Most important thing you can do is find a good vet who has performed these surgeries successfully and your home free. The vet should send you home with pain pills and sleeping pills for your dog , much easier recovery. I highly recommend the surgery problem solved. Please make sure you get a skilled surgeon I recommend Dr. Randy Hanson Redlands vet Redlands, Ca.