Comments on Anal Gland Surgery for Your Dog?

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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.

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Kathy   Madison, WI

9/13/2010 6:53:44 PM

After 4 anal gland infections & ruptures (ouch) we decided to have anal gland removal surgery for our 6 yr old pug last month. Our vet wasn't experienced in it but had a newer vet to the practice who had performed several of them. Best decision for our dog: no more infections or pain. Had a bit of fecal incontinance right after surgery (used a "doggy diaper" until stitches came out), and then only occasional (small) accidents. Best recommendation: keep your post-surgical doggy's stool FIRM. Any soft stool can lead to accidents (leakage). Another site recommended adding bran or Metamucil to her diet (made her barf) or adding some plain canned pumpkin--NOT the pumpkin pie filling :-) . She has done GREAT on this! We give her 1 tablespoon of pumpkin in the morning and no accidents for the past 2 weeks!

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Anne   Kingston, MA

3/30/2010 6:11:14 AM

My dog had a purse string suture done this fall and they actually sewed his anus shut. He ended up having to have the procedure undone to relieve himself. At this point his anus is bloody and leaky and I don't know what to do. I don't trust my vet to do another procedure. He has a lot of life left in him; but it is not sanitary to have him around the house. I need help!!

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Jan   Pinehurst, NC

2/6/2010 6:48:03 PM

For Barbara in Durham, I live in Pinehurst and my dog may need this surgery. Would you give me the vets name? Thanks!

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Barbara   Durham, NC

10/3/2009 12:08:18 PM

My dog just had this surgery done a week ago and everything went perfectly. I'm happy that Dr. Geller stressed the experience of the surgeon. My vet had not done many of them, but her partner has a ton of experience. So he did the surgery and my dog is healing perfectly. She needed expression every two weeks so it was the right thing to do. I was hesitant but am very glad I went ahead with it.

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lEA   tOWNSEND, GA

3/3/2009 9:03:02 AM

First article thatgives us something to consider. Our mixed-breed ius 10 years old and I am concerned if her age would be a consideration for us tomake. A directoy by areas would be beneficial, because id all do respect some doctors would say "I CAN" WITHOUT ANY HESITATION. tHANK YOU.

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