Below are some answers to our most frequently asked questions about Glandex®. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us or call 800-643-7558.
How do I start my pet on Glandex®?
If you are using Glandex for the first time, we recommend starting at half (1/2) the recommended dosage for the first 5-7 days, and then increasing to the full recommended dosage after that. By doing so this allows your pet to adjust to the additional fiber content in Glandex.
How does Glandex® work?
Glandex works from the inside out to help maintain healthy anal glands. Formulated with a special blend of fiber, Glandex helps to increase the bulk and firmness of your pet's stools to help naturally empty the anal glands every time they defecate. Glandex also contains natural anti-inflammatories and omega-fatty acids to target the underlying inflammation and allergies that trigger anal gland problems. It also contains probiotics and digestive enzymes to support a healthy digestive tract, which in turn supports healthy anal gland function.
Is Glandex® safe for my pet?
Yes, Glandex is absolutely safe for your pet as it is veterinarian formulated and approved using only all-natural ingredients. All of the ingredients used in Glandex meet the highest level of standards and Glandex is proudly made in the U.S.A. at an FDA approved facility.
Are there any side effects to using Glandex®?
No, there are no known significant or long-term side effects of using Glandex, however, you may notice that your pet’s stools become larger. There is a possibility of mild side effects when first starting your pet on Glandex. These mild side effects are related to the increased fiber content in Glandex and may include soft/loose stools, gas/flatulence, or other mild GI side effects. You can avoid these side effects by giving half (1/2) the recommended dosage for the first 5-7 days to allow your pet to adjust to the increased fiber content in Glandex, and then gradually increase to the full dosage amount thereafter.
How long until I see results in my pet?
On average the majority of pets see results within 3-5 weeks or less when using Glandex regularly. Typically the more severe your pet's anal gland problems are the longer it may take to see results and some pets may require up to 2-3 months of regular usage to achieve optimal results.
How long should I continue using Glandex® once I begin to see results?
Most pets with chronic anal gland issues will need to use Glandex on a regular ongoing basis in order to keep their anal glands healthy and prevent future problems. If your pet is only having a temporary anal gland issues then once results are achieved it is okay to discontinue Glandex usage.
How do I give Glandex® to my pet?
Glandex comes as a naturally flavored powder that you give with your pet's food once a day using the dosing guidelines below or on the label. The best way to give Glandex is to sprinkle it directly on top of your pet's dry food. It can also be mixed with a small amount of warm water to create a gravy that your pet will love! Pets overwhelmingly love the taste of Glandex and tend to eat their food more eagerly with Glandex mixed into it. Should your pet be extremely particular you can mix Glandex into some canned food, yogurt, cottage cheese, peanut butter or any of your pet's other favorite food or treats. Glandex can also be administered directly into your pet's mouth using a syringe or dropper with a small amount of water added.
How many doses are in one bottle of Glandex® and what is the daily dose?
Use the following Glandex® Dosing Charts to determine the number of doses per bottle of Glandex and how long each bottle will last depending on the size of your pet. These charts also show how much to give your pet.
What is the difference between Glandex® Powder and Glandex® Soft Chews?
Our Glandex Powder and Glandex Soft Chews both contain the same active ingredients and both work equally well to help support healthy anal gland function. The main differences is that the Glandex Soft Chews are in a treat form and they are made with real peanut butter while the Glandex Powder comes in a powder form that you sprinkle onto your pet's food and is made with real beef liver. Also, please note that while Glandex Powder is for both dogs and cats, our Glandex Soft Chews are for dogs only.
How many calories and grams of fat are in Glandex® Powder and Glandex® Soft Chews?
Glandex® Powder has 8 calories and 0.36 grams of fat per teaspoon serving (2.96 g). Glandex® Peanut Butter Soft Chews have 13.7 calories and 0.54 grams of fat per 1 chew serving (4.0 g)
What is the main difference between the three size bottles of Glandex® Powder?
All three sizes of Glandex contain the exact same ingredients, concentration, and dosing and the only difference between the different sizes is the amount of Glandex contained in each bottle. We offer three sizes of Glandex our small size Glandex 2.5 oz, our medium sized Glandex 4 oz, and our large size Glandex 5.5 oz.
Will Glandex® help if my pet's anal glands are "leaking"?
Yes, Glandex can help pet's that have leaking anal glands who may suddenly leave a discharge or have their anal glands empty spontaneously. Glandex can help in these situations as many pet's with leaking anal glands are either not emptying their glands properly on their own, or have very irritated and inflamed anal glands that are over secreting liquid.
Will I still need to have my pet's anal glands expressed?
It is recommended (but not necessary) to have your pet's anal glands emptied prior to starting Glandex. Intermittent or regular anal gland emptying may still be needed depending upon the severity of your pet's condition, however Glandex can greatly reduce or completely eliminate the need for manual anal gland expressing. If you ever feel that your pet's anal glands need emptying please seek proper medical attention.
What else can I do to help my pet's anal gland problems?
Along with using Glandex regularly it is important to feed a diet that is made from high quality ingredients and free from excessive fillers to help maintain firm and solid stools. Maintaining your pet's ideal weight is important as overweight pets may have increased difficulty emptying their glands. Regular exercise can help to tone and strengthen some of the muscles that help to empty the glands. If your pet has allergies than reducing exposure to these allergies can help to reduce anal gland problems. In conjunction with using our oral Glandex supplement it is also helpful to use our Glandex Wipes. Glandex Wipes help to maintain proper hygiene and also contain Vitamin E and Aloe to help soothe and restore the area
I have been using Glandex® for a few weeks and do not see any improvement. What should I do?
If you have started your pet on Glandex and have not noticed any results we recommend that you be patient. Although most pets show improvement within 3-5 weeks, some pets may require a longer period of time to see the full benefits of Glandex. In general, the more severe your pet's anal gland problems are the longer it will take to see results. Some pets may require up to 2-3 months to show improvement on Glandex. If you have been using Glandex for several weeks without any improvement it is safe to increase to twice the recommended dosage. Some pets may require a higher dosage of Glandex to respond and see results. Finally, if you have not seen any improvement after 8-10 weeks even with a higher dosage you may return your order for a full refund. We guarantee Glandex's effectiveness because it does truly work, however if you are not satisfied for any reason you can return your order for a full refund within 90 days.