Hi all, I need some sound advice. Our Dug is an almost 12 yr. old male basset with chronic anal gland infections. He is sedated every 3-4 weeks and both glands are expressed, packed and medicated. This has been ongoing for about a year now. My vet recommends removal of the anal glands but Dug is so old. He is taking carprofen for joint pain and trazodone for anxiety (has been for 4 yrs. now). He has a few goiters the largest on his neck the size of a baseball. He is definitely slowing down and can only walk once around the block lately. At this point in his life do I have him go through this surgery? Do I pay to have this done? My love for Dug is clouding my judgment here. Help.