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My Piper has this issue as well, for a while I was taking her to the vet every 6 weeks. I asked the vet if diet could contribute but he doesn't think so although suggested adding fiber could be beneficial. I found that when I would feed her chicken it would be worse and when I switched her to lamb, I did not have to take her as often. The vet doesn't think so, but it seemed to make a difference.
Piper is a poop eater and when I got my second, I started adding pumpkin to their food because I had heard it works to stop it. Well, not only has it helped with the poop eating but it is also very high in fiber so I'm hoping it's helping the anal gland issue as well. I haven't taken her to get them expressed since adding pumpkin, so fingers crossed!
I know how upsetting this is, I hated seeing Piper in obvious discomfort and she would squeal at the vets office getting them expressed. I hope you find something that works for you.
Julie, Piper and Riley
My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton