Category - anal
dog anal glands issues are not life-threatening but can cause discomfort and pain for the animal. recd at boogernose sound (brownwood tx) amy seepage - canine presence, vocal - a - feces gwugluud barcher - stupid drums, ignominious guitar, ant-covered bass. anal sac disorders involve impaction of anal sac fluid, inflammation of the sac(s) and abscess of the sac(s), which can lead to a dog having a ruptured anal gland. Small breed dogs like toy poodles, shih tzus and chihuahuas are more predisposed than other breeds. If your dog has chronic problems with their anal glands, you know what i mean. Anal glands (also called anal sacs) are on each side of and slightly below the anal opening, at about 4 and 8 oclock. Usually, anal gland secretion or exudate is clear or pale yellow or brown but if there are problems the color can turn into thick brown with a pasty consistency. Its also easy to spot redness and swelling, and you can send the anal sac exudate to a laboratory for further testing. My dog suffered anal sac infection around 28th july 2012 and was put on a 14 day course of antibiotics its 4 days before the course is up and he is starting to smell badly from his rear end,. I am also having this problem with my female dog and i just had her anal gland expressed last month by the vet- it is kind of scaring me a little too. The anal sacs are two small pouches located on either side of the anus at approximately the four oclock and eight oclock positions. The walls of the sac produce a foul smelling fluid which is released whenever the dog passes a bowel movement. Bacteria that are normally present in the feces can readily travel up the ducts and enter the sacs resulting in infection. Anal sac disease is caused by clogging or infection of glands called anal sacs located on each side of the anus. The anal sacs are related to the scent glands in skunks and produce a small amount of foul-smelling liquid. anal sphincters are composed of many different muscles which allow stool to pass through contractions and relaxation. If these muscles get damaged or are unable to contract completely, it can lead to anal seepage. Sphincter muscles can get damaged during childbirth, prostate or rectal surgery, trauma to the anal region, or a condition such as.