Impacted Anal Glands+ Constipated Dogs Help
This week we had a question about what to do for a spaniel who was constipated and on occasion suffered from
problems associated with impacted anal glands... this is when you see your dog scooting his butt along the carpet
as he seeks relief. If serious, a trip to the vet is immediately in order.
But,there is something you can do which is easy and very effective. It involves adding something to the food
which is easy to find and we have used it with excellent results.
I am talking about pumpkin
Here's a few comments from a piece that may be helpful
" Here are some of pumpkins nutritional benefits:
Low calories; provides just 26 cal per 100 g and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; but is rich a source
of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. Recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlling and
weight reduction programs.
Pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E.
With 7384 mg per 100 g, it is one of the vegetable in the cucurbitaceae family with highest levels of vitamin-A,
providing about 246% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by body for maintaining
the integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for vision. Research
studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A helps body protect against lung and oral cavity cancers.
It is also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compoundes like alpha and beta carotenes,
cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body.
Zea-xanthin is a natural anti-oxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea in
reitina of the eyes. Thus, it helps protect from "age related macular disease" (ARMD) in the elderly.
Rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic
It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.......IF you have a pet with
hairball problems, constipation, or anal
gland issues, consider using this as a natural alternative.Effective, and safe." END Dr Jones,
We have also had good success with yams that we cook in the microwave. Do not season them, just break up and add
For our Chihuahuas, a couple of teaspoons of cooked yam or pumpkinis sufficient. .
If your dog exhibits signs of discomfort from constipation or an anal gland issue, it is worth a try.
Results are usually evident to our experience within a day. As we mentioned above, if Fido is in serious
discomfort, visit your vet immediately.
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