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Anal sac abscess.

Species: Dog
Breed: chuwawa
Age: 2-5 years
my dogs butt is very pouched out and red and leaking pus what can i do for my little freind




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It sounds like Skater could have an anal sac abscess. You can read more about anal gland problems like this here: anal gland problems in dogs.

If it is leaking pus then this means that the abscess has burst which is good news because it makes it less likely that Skater will need surgery.

However, most dogs with this condition are quite painful. I will usually prescribe pain medication and antibiotics when a patient of mine has this problem.

It may be too late now (as this was a free question and I believe it was asked some time ago), but it does sound like a vet visit is necessary.

Dr. Marie.

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