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PetAlive AnalGlandz

| January 23, 2010

Effectively prevents unpleasant odours and promotes anal gland health
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Use PetAlive AnalGlandz:

  • To encourage natural emptying of the anal glands
  • As an aid to manual expression of impacted anal glands
  • To cleanse the anal area and prevent infection and abscesses
  • For pain relief and reduction of inflammation
  • As a disinfectant solution to prevent bacterial growth
PetAlive AnalGlandz by Feelgood Health

Use together with PetAlive Natural Moves for Pets. In the case of infection of the anal glands, the simultaneous use of PetAlive Immunity and Liver Support is strongly recommended.


What is AnalGlandz?

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. On a clockface they would be at positions 4 and 8 o’clock. These glands produce a brown, waxy substance that is secreted through ducts just inside the rectum when pressure is put on the glands- most commonly by the passing of faeces (but also when your pet gets a big fright). This foul-smelling substance, is very unpleasant to humans but useful to animals in the wild, for marking their territory or warding off would-be predators. 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, clogging of the duct and sometimes even infection and abscesses. 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 (although this can also be due to an infestation of intestinal worms). Scooting can cause damage to the anus and indicates that your pet is having trouble with his or her anal glands and needs some type of intervention. Cats with impacted anal glands will often start over-grooming. Fur loss on the belly and on the backs of the legs may be a sign of anal gland problems.


When bacteria find their way into the glands, infection can occur and lead to an abscess. Your pet may whimper or cry when attempting to defecate – this should alert you to the possibility of infection. Anal gland abscesses are extremely painful for your pet and will require the attention of a vet and possibly antibiotics to clear the infection. For this reason, it is best to prevent complications as much as possible. Anal glands should be regularly checked and expressed when necessary in order to empty the build up 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, at 8 and 4 o’clock – on the outside of the glands. Press inwards and upwards and you should see the fluid being expressed. Be warned that the excretion may squirt everywhere – and it’s foul smelling stuff!


A high-fibre diet, as well as regular use of PetAlive Natural Moves for pets (in animals suffering from constipation or irregular bowel movements), will also help to prevent impaction as healthy bowel movements will often express the glands naturally. Heightened awareness of your cat or dog’s physical condition is key when it comes to the problem of impacted anal glands. You should routinely inspect your pet’s anal area for any signs of swelling or sores. A diet high in fat can contribute to thick, viscous anal sac secretions, which can then harden, and block the anal glands. You should discuss a healthy balanced diet for your pet with your veterinarian – one that includes the right amount of fibre to keep stools moderately firm and regular.


PetAlive AnalGlandz contains a blend of natural, cleansing ingredients in an herbal tincture and will effectively cleanse the anal area, reduce pain and swelling and assist in softening of hardened waste material to be expressed from the glands.


PetAlive AnalGlandz contains the following 100% natural, herbal ingredients: Urtica urens, Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion), Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile), Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), Silica (6C)



Add 5 – 10 drops to 1/4 cup of warm water (try to make this as warm as your pet will tolerate, without being uncomfortably hot). Using a clean cotton swab apply gentle pressure as a hot compress directly over the anal opening. Apply once daily in the case of compacted or blocked anal glands. Once the anal glands are functioning more normally, use PetAlive AnalGlandz once or twice a week.


Caution: For external use only. Safety during pregnancy and nursing not established. Please consult your veterinarian should symptoms persist.


Note: Use together with PetAlive Natural Moves for Pets. In the case of infection of the anal glands, the simultaneous use of PetAlive Immunity and Liver Support is strongly recommended.


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The PetAlive Range by Feelgood Health has been especially formulated in conjunction with a team of experts in natural medicine. Remedies are manufactured to the highest standards, using ingredients chosen for their ability to safely support health and vitality, naturally. Our remedies for pets have been distributed internationally in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and throughout the world for many years and 2007 saw the official launch of the PetAlive range in South Africa.

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