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Re: [dachshund-427] Impacted Anal Glands & Fiber Question

From: user 8.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:59 PM
What about that Benefiber? It comes in a white powder that is tasteless. You 
can add it to all kinds of food and it is not half bad. It doesn't have any 
sugar in it and no psysillium husk, which is what metamucil has. I can't 
take psysillium, I am allergic. I do ok with benefiber. It also comes in a 
pill form. It does have gluten, in case you have your dogs on gluten free.

On Wed, 6 Feb[masked]:05:13 -0500
  Paul & Kari Stewart <[address removed]> wrote:
> I need help! Poor Henry had been under the weather for a
>few days this past
> week. I was concerned he might have a UTI because of
>where he was focusing
> his attention. Monday night he woke up and crawled out
>from under his nappy
> blanket and looked VERY unhappy and would NOT unwind his
>tail. I didn't
> think a dachshund tail could be so firmly tucked/wrapped
>up into a dog's
> tummy! It looked horrible compared to the happy spaz
>tail Henry normally
> has and it immediately set of a gazillion alarm bells.
>We made it through
> the night and my husband took Henry to our vet (The Pet
>Clinic) expecting
> to drop him off and go on to work but the staff was
>incredibly kind and
> rushed my two guys right into an exam room.
> So it turns out that even with me draining Henry's anal
>glands on a regular
> basis (about every other week) that one had become
>impacted and had to be
> expressed from the INSIDE. Oh the indignity! Poor Henry!
>He's still on the
> mend and still very unhappy with the world, but his tail
>is finally
> starting to unwrap and wag a bit.
> I feed Henry a high quality organic dog food from The
>Green Spot and give
> him about 2Cs of frozen green beans throughout the day
>to supplement the
> small amount of food he gets. Can anyone recommend other
>fiber to get in
> his diet so he doesn't have to go through this again? Is
>it OK to give dogs
> Metamucil or other human fiber supplements? I use a
>store knock-off of
> Metamucil myself but I'm worried about the sugar content
>for Henry.
> I'd really love to hear what other people do to avoid
>this issue. Thanks so
> much!
> Karina & Henry
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