Yes, Teddy only does it when he is relaxed and resting. For us, it is about every 3 weeks. I did not realize the Glandex could soften his stools. If you find something better, let me know. Could try the pumpkin I suppose. At one point when I was researching, I read that some dogs just have excess anal fluid and that is why it will occasionally leak. That actually prevents them from getting impacted. But it is definitely not pleasant. Thankfully, Teddy lets me wipe his butt with natural wipes. Doesn’t bother him at all. 😆Aw. Thanks so much for sharing. I really appreciate it. There seem to be so few accounts of this particular issue online. I’m glad we’re all finding each other here.
Like you, I wonder about the docked tail. But then I think she’d be leaking in a wider variety of circumstances. Not sure about your springer, but Peggy generally only leaks when she’s cuddled up with us, and even then, only rarely. Maybe it’s a marking instinct? I don’t know.
We’re putting her back on the Glandex to see if that gets us back to a monthly “schedule.” At the moment it’s happening, on average, every seven days or so. The couch cover has been a lifesaver. I just wish it were a little more stylish. I’m in search of good waterproof material that I can attack to the back of a pretty throw blanket.
The one thing which bugs me about the Glandex is that it contains vegetable glycerin, which is a known stool softener. And soft stools absolutely exacerbate the issue, probably because the glands remain more full and can “spill” (ick) more easily.