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My dog has a small sore near rectum, it is the size of a pencil

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My dog has a small sore near rectum, it is the size of a pencil eraser.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Scott Nimmo replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the questionCustomerbr />
I will be very pleased to try and answer your question but to enable me to do so with accuracy I need to know a little bit more information, so first can you tell me :

1. Did this appear suddenly or has it been there for a while?

2. How old is your dog and what sex?

3. Has it been neutered?

This is just a information request for which you have not been charged, I am online at present. I will answer your question shortly after receiving your reply.

Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thank you Dr. Nimmo,

1. It appeared suddenly with in a day or two.

2. It was a stray dog, we have been told around he was 6 yrs old.

3. No he has not been neutered.

Expert:  Scott Nimmo replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the quick reply.

If this has appeared suddenly then it is most likely to be an anal gland abscess.

These will appear as a small red lump close to the anus and in a couple of days it will come to a head and burst. Anal gland abscesses are most likely associated with impacted anal glands.

This is a very mild sort of disease and almost all of them will respond by your vet expressing the anal glands and putting the dog on a course of antibiotics.

If I have not covered your question fully enough or you would like to ask more I will be online for the next hour or so and I will be at your disposal.

Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 15204
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thanks Dr. Nimmo, however is the medication accessable on line?

p.s. He is scheduled for grooming on this Sunday should I reschedule till the sore heals?

Expert:  Scott Nimmo replied 5 years ago.
Hello again,

Thanks very much for the accept, sorry for the delay the site was down.

The antibiotics will not be available without a prescription so this will normally mean a visit to the vet I am afraid. He should be fine at the groomer, just tell them to avoid the affected area.

Regards,

Scott
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thank you again Dr. Nimmo,

We took him to the vet that same day.

Southwest Animal Hospital

They charged us 179.00 USD.

 

Zeniquin 25mg 14 pills $30.00

Entederm/Animax Ointment 7.5 ml $10.00

Exam Consultation $45.00

2- Anal Sac Expression, over the counter sale $17.00

2- Pedicure (nail trim) $12.75

2- C.E.T. Toothbrush- Dual ended

2- C.E.T. Toothpaste- Beef

(I have two dogs.)

Expert:  Scott Nimmo replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for letting me know.

Scott

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