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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How old is your dog?
2- How long has he had the sore?
3- What is the name of the dewormer?
4- Can you post a picture of the sore?
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Friend, I am sorry you are having this problem with your dog. In response to your question, the sore you are seeing is a ruptured anal gland. This is not caused by the worm you saw, unrelated. Basically, what happens is that the anal gland became impacted/infected and rupture through the side of the anal sphincter. This is not a life-threatening condition but should be seen by your vet to express his anal glands and start him on prescription medication. In the meantime, this is what you can do:
1- Need to stop him from licking or he is going to make it worse. Pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing the affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Dilute 1-2 tablespoon for every cup of water. Use this mixture to flush the wound 2-3 times a day.
3- After flushing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days.
4- Follow up with your family veterinarian. If cost is a concerned look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter