We were taking Alvin to the vet every few weeks this year to treat infected anal glands. After it happened the third time, we agreed to surgery for removal of the glands. A few days ago, Alvin had the surgery. This article describes pre- and post-surgery activities and should help owners whose dogs require anal gland removal: http://www.squidoo.com/anal-gland-removal-alvins-surgery Please review the article and make your comments in this forum. Thanks.