The anal sacs
are two small "pouches" located at about eight and four o'clock around your dog's rectum.
disease can occur alone or with any disease that brings anal-area irritation or inflammation--such as diarrhea, upset stomach or other gastrointestinal diseases that impact the firmness of stools.
If the sac is infected, topical antibiotics, with or without steroids and antifungal agents, are infused into the anal sac
Occasionally the anal sacs
must be removed surgically if they become chronically infected or cause continuing discomfort to the dog.
If your dog is having ongoing anal sac
problems and you want or need to learn to empty them yourself, have your veterinarian show you how to do it.
The anal sacs
are two small pouches located on either side of the anus at approximately four o'clock and eight o'clock positions.
Every time an anal sac
is expressed, there is a chance, small as it might be, that the mechanical manipulation will trigger an anal saculitis [inflammation], so I am in the camp of 'Don't squeeze it if it doesn't need it.
When good glands go bad, anal sac
problems generally present as impaction, infection, or abscess.
If these signs persist, he says, veterinary examination is needed to determine whether the cause is an anal sac
problem or some other condition associated with the anus, rectum or colon.
Most common inciting causes for this condition includes, fleas, lice, ticks, mites, hypersensitivity, anal sac
diseases, swimming of densely haired dogs, dirty and unkempt coat and otitis (Medleau and Hnilica, 2006).
The blind anal sac
was located, grasped with allies tissue forceps and exteriorized upto the level of incision.
Technically, it's the anal gland that produces fluid and the anal sac
that stores it, but most veterinarians refer to either or both when they mention anal glands or anal sacs