Same as above ^ ...... ^ ....... ^ Leeo has had the same issues for almost 6 years and also goes every 6 weeks for gland expression ... I was told it is the firmness and not the shape.One of my dogs has to have his anal glands expressed every 6 weeks or so. The vet told me that it's about the firmness of the poop. That said, a firm poop should have the traditional shape and not look loose or like soft-serve ice cream.
Some dogs (like mine) just have problems no matter what the consistency.