Anal Glands and Psyllium Husk For Dogs. Written by Tami McFadden

Psyllium Husks are a soluble dietary fibre & a very useful herb.

What is Psyllium Husk Used For in Dogs?

Anal Glands

Bowel Conditions





A useful supplement for dogs which can be hugely beneficial for aiding the dogs normal functioning of digestion and bowel. 

These naturally occurring husks can absorb ten times their own weight in water so will add bulk to your dog’s stools and in turn aid both constipation or diarrhoea. Always ensure plenty of water is available when using. 

Bulking out a dogs stools means Psyllium Husk can assist in a dog being able to express their own anal glands if issues arise.

"Help. My Dog has Diarrhoea" If using for diarrhoea add without water as long as water is available to drink.

 A word of caution: Psyllium can be a little drying in the system so it isn’t something we recommend daily over a long period of time, ensure plenty of fluids are on offer.

Anal glands recipe


  • Half tablespoon pumpkin seeds, (I just break them up a little in whizzer but not finely)
  • 1 Tablespoon Psyllium Husk powder
  • Little chopped parsley & fennel (Roughly teaspoon of each)
  • In season green vegetables, half to one cup.
  • Little chopped pear. (Optional IF you need to bribe for those who like sweetness)

Cooked sweet potato, 1 tablespoon also optional if needs extra oomph add half cup of water & whizz, it will swell up.


Give one teaspoon to dogs under 15kg and up to tablespoon if over 15kg, for one to two days as needed.

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