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I recommend that you talk to your veterinarian about ways that you can prevent this. There can be a few different factors that cause the impacted anal glands. These include your pet’s breed, age, weight, and overall health. Your vet knows your pet and they can give you the best advice on this. As for treatment, in most cases it is okay to express anal glands every few weeks. Some pets may need it done more often than that. If there is inflammation or infection involved, your vet may recommend anti-inflammatories or antibiotics.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
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