An anal inflammation in the dog should always be examined and treated by the veterinarian. Which therapy is suitable for inflamed anal glands and how you can prevent, read here.
If the anal glands in the dog are inflamed, it is always unpleasant and associated with severe pain. Therefore, going to the veterinarian is a must when you notice the first symptoms of anusitis in your four-legged friend.
Therapy for an anal inflammation
The therapy for inflamed anal glands usually begins with the fact that the veterinarian squeezes out the anal bags, so gently rubbed out the secretions contained. However, this only succeeds if the secretion has become liquid or viscous and not yet hard. If this has already happened, the hardened secretion must be soaked before the veterinarian can rinse it out. Possible abscesses must be cut open.
After the secretion has been squeezed out by the veterinarian, he rinses out the anal glands with an anti-inflammatory solution. Depending on the severity of the inflammation additional antibiotics are used. Thus, the actual anal inflammation is combated. Usually this procedure is repeated a few more times until the inflammation has completely resolved.
If anal canine inflammation in the dog is chronic or severe fistula and ulcerations are present, surgery or the removal of the anal bags is conceivable. Your veterinarian will advise you in detail.
Severity levels of anal inflammation in the dog
Failure to treat the condition can lead to serious problems such as severe pain and fever. There are different levels of severity, which are often broken down as follows:
1. The anal bags are full and do not empty when Kotabgang. They are extended.
2. Due to bacteria, inflammation develops with pus formation and possible blood congestion. Itching and problems with killing occur.
3. Painful abscesses or fistulas are formed. The pain can be very strong at this stage, fever can be added.
Can an inflammation of the anal glands be prevented?
If your dog has a predisposition to anal inflammation, you can regularly massage and empty his anal glands at home. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian before doing so, as the proper handling is not easy and the procedure is not recommended for every dog. Let your veterinarian show you exactly what you are doing and what hygiene measures you must follow.
In the video you can see what such an emptying can look like: