For the holiday weekend, feed her soft, watery foods and decrease her protein intake just a bit. This will help the stools move a bit easier. If you let us know what your diet consists of, I can help you with foods if you need.
You are right in that the anal glands should never be expressed. If needed, they can be aspirated with a needle. If her anal glands are impacted or swollen, that would indicate an infection. Therefore, and antibiotic is necessary to treat. Metacam is not an antibiotic. So, I would get myself to the nearest emergency vet and request an antibiotic. Bacterial infections must be treated with antibiotics.
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