Q. My dog has started having anal gland leakage when she sleeps with my daughter in her bed. Nothing seems to provoke it and I'm not sure what to do.
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Anal gland leakage usually means the anal gland don't empty properly during defecation. the reason for that is soft stools.
In order to make the stools harder you might need to change her diet. try a good quality grain free dry food(e.g. Orijen, Accana, Evolve), transition to the new food gradually over a period of 10 days (every day put a little more from the new food and a little less from the old food). keep her o the food for 2 months to decide if it helps or not.
Alternatively you can use a supplement called "Pro Fiber" in order to harden the stools.