Hello, I was reading posts on anal glands. I work for a vet and see alot of this in many different breeds. The glands will fill up if the poop is not big enough to to express them when they are going poop. A easy solution we suggest to owners is up the fiber content to produce bigger poop. We suggest putting a teaspoon of canned pumpkin (like libbys used for pie and cookies) on the food. Most dogs just love it and it bulks up the poop and express the glands. Hope this helps.