Diet for puppy with anal gland problems
For a deeper history of my 6 month old pup, please see my other thread. I felt I wasn't as direct with my question (we were leaving the vets office as I typed it, so I was a little overwhelmed).
Basically Kora has been having anal gland problems for the past few months. She has had her glands be full and infected twice in the past 2 months. Took her to the vet yesterday and they were very full again. We are feeding Fromm Gold LBP and vet recommended more fiber, so for the past month or so she has been getting 1/4 c canned pumpkin with each meal.
Because her glands were full again yesterday (but not infected), the vet wants to put her on Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Puppy food. At Petsmart, this food runs about $38 for an 8.8lb bag. We would probably need 3 of these to last us a month, and frankly it is going to be very difficult for my fiance and I to afford $120 a month for food for one dog.
Is there any other kind of diet/food that we could put her on that would help with her issues and not break the bank? Would it be a possibility to try adding more fiber (wheat bran, Metamucil) to her diet and having her glands expressed regularly so they don't infect?
I should also add that the vet's main concern is that our dog may have some kind of food allergy and that she may develop anal fistulas in the future.