Our expert says:
Removing the anal glands is definitely a last resort as the procedure has a very high risk for complications including constipation due to post surgical anal stricture or incontinence due to poor anal constriction. Therefore anal glands are only removed in extreme cases eg patients that struggle with recurrent anal gland infections. The best solution is regular anal gland expressions. Adding bran to their diet(all bran flakes, high fibre bran) also seems to help. The tail chasing can also be a behavioural problems though like boredom, anxiety or OCD.
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