I have a 9 month old cocker spaniel called BamBam and i am going out of my mind with the anal gland problem she is displaying every two to four weeks. She delveloped the problem after she has surgery to remove a tumour on her back. So she is turning out to be expensive lol. Every weeks she scoots for stupid amount of time after going out to do her buisness.
I had my dog at vet and they said his anal sacs were swollen and they took care of it a week later and he scooting again. Anything I can do to prevent them from swelling again. He is a two yr old cocker spaniel thanks in advance. Anal sacs are scent glands located on either side of the rectum and are usually emptied whenever stool is passed. If stools are small or soft they may not empty properly and the secretions may become thickened or contaminated with bacteria leading to an infection or an impaction. Prevention can be achieved by increasing the fiber in the diet to help empty the glands regularly. Another option is using Metamucil biscuits as a treat food.
The problem has NOT been going on for years! Some breeds do have this problem more than others and diet does play a huge part. I suspect if you get the infection under control he will be fine. Go back to the vets tomorrow, he may need a change of antibiotics.
Cocker spaniels I don't really know if other dogs have them too have anal glands that fill up and "explode" with stress or after they are too full and when that happens, they emit a foul odored fluid and you have to clean them I have been cleaning them often, like I tell you All dogs have these glands. One of my miniature schnauzer has the same problem.