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    Jozi has been on ToTW since we have had her. Well except
    for while we switched her from Iamms. ToTW has been a great
    food. But she has already had to have her glands expressed
    and she just turned 4months old. That wasn't even that big
    of a deal but it has been less than 2 weeks and she already
    acts like it needs to be done again.

    I'm not sure if Fromm will help any with this at all but I
    figure it can't hurt. I wanted to put her on Fromm from
    the get go,but I have to order it. This just gave me the extra
    push to go ahead and do it. Anyother advise on the glands would
    be great. I know many have told me that its just something
    that happens to some dogs. But seriously every 2 weeks?
    Other than that Jozi is doing great.

    Oh and I bought Fromm Duck and Sweet Potato. So we are going
    from grain free to has grain. Hope I'm not making a big mistake.

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    Default Re: Switching to Fromm

    If she has no allergies the grains won't hurt her a bit.

    I do think it helps if the poos are harder, but I cannot be certain. So fromm should help with that. You should ask @gatorfan85 she has learned so much about anal glands with Mr. Beefy.

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    We love Fromm I may have to change protein sources next bag because Im still not certain that Chaos doesn't have a chicken allergy because he still appears slightly pink occasionally. We will see, but you should definately be happy with this food
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    oh yeah and by the way, we would some recent Jozi pics or a Jozi video I bet shes growing up on us
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    I recently just took Truman off puppy food (which had grain in it) to a totally grain free diet. I will say that the food with grain produced larger stools and, since pressure from the stool is one way anal glands are expressed, I definitely think it's worth a try. I would just watch for itchy ears, paws, or other allergy problems during the switch.

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    I have had Bear on Fromm since he was about Jozi's age. He gets the Surf n Turf which I think is grain free I'd have to look it up. He does great on it and I've had no problems with him health wise thus far. I think the anal gland issue just happens to some dogs. I have kept my eye on Bear and don't know if its the food or just the fact that he doesn't have that problem yet. His stools look firm to me and that, from what i've read helps. And yes please more photos.
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    You might want to think about adding a tablespoon of canned pumpkin to her food to..that will definitely firm her up and help with the anal gland issue. You might want to have the vet show you how to do it yourself so you wouldn't have to take her to the vet.
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    Default Re: Switching to Fromm

    I don't have any problems with the anal glands (yet - and hopefully never will). I can only repeat what everybody else has put on here. Bigger and firmer stools can help to express the glands naturally, but I believe some dogs just need to have it done no matter what you feed them. There is no harm in adding the pumpkin, and switching to Fromm. I think Maggie has developed an allergy to chicken after she had a bad reaction with smelly face, tear stains and interdigital cysts whilst she was on the fromm chicken. I'm saying "I think" because it cleared up when we switched back to the salmon, and I'm not about to test it by trying the chicken again!!! I would think that Jozi is too young to have allergies yet. I always thought that they developed when the dog got older - so a switch to something with grain in it shouldn't really affect her.

    I Fromm, as do a lot of people on here, so let's hope Jozi does too. My two love the duck & sweet potato!!

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    @Angelgirl Thanks but no thanks I'll take her to have it done.
    Call me what you want but no way am I doing that. LOL

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    I am a believer that food has nothing to do with anal glands, Vegas eats Nature's Variety grain/gluten free Salmon, his poop is hard as rocks and is normal amount, he does get canned pumpkin, veggies, fruits for his snacks and STILL has to have his glands done by the VET, not me! about every 4-5 weeks, some dogs just have to have it done while other's don't.

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    One vet suggested removing the anal glands when neutering. Any thoughts about that? We didn't have it done!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfletch13 View Post
    @Angelgirl Thanks but no thanks I'll take her to have it done.
    Call me what you want but no way am I doing that. LOL
    Lol! I don't blame you Our vet was going to show us on Cassie, but I declined. Dog groomers will usually do it also.
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