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Tuesday 12th of December 2017



Anal Sac Disease - dog health experiences


Anal Sac Disease dog experience
Dog Owner:
amber
Location: arizona

about a year ago, i was letting my dog roxy go outside for her morning business. when i saw that she had went, i opened the door for her to come back inside the house and immediately upon entering she starts dragging her bottom across floor. as i watched her do this i noticed she was leaving a trail of blood along with it. i immediately picked up her hind quarters to get a better look and her anus was slightly swollen and blood along with puss was oozing out. i grabbed the phone and took her to the first vet that would see her asap. the vet said is was an absessed anal gland and she needed emergency surgery. she came home the same day, with a drainage tube, antibiotics and pain killers. now this morning i woke up, same thing. she came inside the house and began dragging her rear. this time it was only puss. i took her to the same vet as last time and he wants to do another surgery. i love my dog but is surgery really necessary. every resource i can get my hands on suggests just running a course of antibiotic (which we got today) a warm compress, and expressing the glands at home.
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Anal Sac Disease dog experience
Dog Owner:
Angela
Location: Canton/Ohio/USA

My dog Mr.Higgins 4 yrs. (longhaired tweenie Dachshund),had an infected anal gland. The area on the side of his butt swelled up,turned beet red. I had to drive him to the vet in a horrible snow storm. The vet lanced it and got alot of the pus out. Then I had to keep the wound open,to allow it to drain even more. A warm compress works to help keep the lance open, also draw the pus out (still had to squeeze a lot of pus out). He was put on antibiotics. It took almost a month to get it healed. Now if I notice he is paying too much attention to his butt I express the glands. Sometimes it will spray out,it is so gross. He doesn't like it but I can tell he feels better after. I usually only have to do that about twice a month. I have found it is easier to do when I bath him, then I can just wash it away. Anal glands are no fun!
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Anal Sac Disease dog experience
Dog Owner:
sally
Location: fredonia ny USA

i have two dogs. my male had his anal glands removed because i was tired of squeezing them every week and it is gross and smelly. i did not know about anal sacs until my vet told me and he showed me how to express them. when i got my female i notice when she was sitting on my lap a smelly discharge i knew than she also had anal gland problems an now i squeeze them myself. the operation can be expensive so until i get tired of express them she won't get the surgery.
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Anal Sac Disease dog experience
Dog Owner:
Barb
Location: Monroeville NJ United States

MY dog has had two attacks of Anal Gland problems. I was recently told by my veterinarian that they can be removed, if the problem persists. He told me that they serve no purpose at all, and do nothing but cause problems in certain animals. My dog also had an infected anal gland, and he was put on antibiotics, but he is now passing small amounts of blood when he has a bowel movement. I am going to bring this to my vets attention, and see what he suggests from here.
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Anal Sac Disease dog experience
Dog Owner:
Cheryl
Location: MO, USA

Right now my son and I are dealing with anal sac disease. The vet did what was talked about with the expressing of her glands. One side was infected, she did have all of the symptoms except the worms. She was also put on antibiotics and was given two antibiotic shots. She is still having problems with going, which has been very little due to pain still or just being afraid of the pain. The vet said if she has problems going at all, she may have to be sedated and given an enema. This looks like the next step for us. Will let you know more later.

Cheryl
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