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I doubt the soft stool, or the increase in frequency, are related to having her anal glands expressed.
It could be due to stress. The fireworks are pretty loud and it seems people, at least in my neighborhood, continue to use up their left over fireworks every night.
I would call the vet, and ask if you can drop off a fecal sample.
This would check for gastrointestinal worms, other parasites, and a bacterial infection. You have to ask them to check for a bacterial infection or they may just check for worms and other parasites. If the test comes up positive, she can be treated with oral medication.
Until her stools are normal, I would feed her a bland diet of plain cooked chicken and rice. Once she seems to be back to normal, you can gradually mix in her regular dog food.
To help firm up her stools, you can give her human immodium ad.
1/4 tablet, per 10 pounds of weight, every 8 hours as needed.
Sometimes the anal glands become irritated after they are expressed.
To help with this, you can give her human Benadryl.
1 mg of Benadryl, per pound of weight, every 12 hours as needed.
I hope this helps.
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