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Sore anus after using chlorox wipe.

Species: Dog
Breed: Cocker spaniel
Age: 2-5 years
I put a Clorox Disenfecting Wipes on my dog's anus. It's been a couple of days and my dog is bleeding from the anus and forming something around the hole. What should I do?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Wow, that would definitely be uncomfortable for your dog.

However, this wipe should not cause bleeding from the anus. It sounds like your dog may have an anal sac abscess. You can read a little bit more about that here: Anal Gland problems in dogs.

An anal sac abscess is painful and always needs to be treated by a vet.

I hope everything is ok!

Dr. Marie.

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