My dog has a lump right next to his anus... it seems to be filled with blood. We noticed he just looked a little different back there yesterday, and today when we got home from work he has a jelly bean sized lump (looks like a blood blister) near his anus.
Type of Animal: dogGender: maleAge: 6Name of Dog: Moose
Just got home and got right online. We just gave him half of a pain reliever. He does not seem sick, just uncomfortable.
Where exactly is the lump? If you lift the tail, where is the lump using a clock face as your reference (example; it is at 4 o'clock)?
Is it open and bleeding?
Is it firm or soft?
it is bleedingit is at about 7 o'clockit is hard to tell how firm or soft it is cause he just tenses up so much when I go to feel itit was not really hard seems to have gone down quite a bit and he has been bleeding it looked dark kind of like a blood blisteralso, our son just said he has had diarrhea all day today he was straining to try to have a bowel movement when we took him out when we got home this evening
It sounds like Moose has an anal gland abscess that has ruptured. There are other less common conditions that can look like what you described, but the abscess is probably the most likely. I am including a link about anal glands and their potential problems.
If it is an abscess, it will need to be flushed out, and Moose will need to be put on antibiotics. Your vet may need to put a drain in to help clear out the infection as well.
Good luck and I hope this helps.
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