Category - anal
But anal gland problems in dogs are fairly common and if not treated promptly, can lead to serious lifelong issues. An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands. If youve seen your dog scooting across the room on his bottom, it could be a sign of anal sac disease. They make a smelly, oily, brown fluid that dogs use to identify each other and mark their territory. Anal sac disease begins as an uncomfortable impaction and can progress to an. These glands secrete fluid every time your cat has a bowel movement. If you think your dog has an anal gland infection, animalwised helps you to recognize the signs and symptoms of this canine medical problem. We also look at treatment options, prevention and complications which may be related to this condition. To restore the dog health anal gland you need to determine the extent of the problem. The first step to treatment is to empty the canine anal glands by following these instructions. If your dog has fever then the problem is probably an absences (see below). Often, a dog with an anal gland abscess is too painful to examine until theyve had a few days of medication. Your dog is likely to need anti-inflammatory pain relief and antibiotics to fight the infection (unless the gland has burst open, in which case antibiotics are often unecessary). A tumor should be suspected (anal sac apocrine adenocarcinoma) in anal sacs that are firm, enlarged, and nonexpressible even with irrigation. Ultrasonographic examination may be useful to determine whether a firm, nonexpressible anal sac is due to infectionabscessation or neoplastic disease. The treatment for a dog with a ruptured anal gland abscess depends on whether the abscess has ruptured or not. However, in both cases, in order for the treatment to be effective, the source of the infection needs to be removed.