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Thank-you for requesting me. I have.been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in Canine health. Perparation H will not do too much for the area to help shrink the anal gland, if the area is raw you can use some Vitamin E or Neosporin to soothe the area. What will help will be adding a Tablesspoon of pure canned pumpkin (not pie filling) to aid with the stool passing easier. Hard stools can add to the trauma when passing stool. The most helpful thing would be for you to apply a warm compress to the area. If you have antibacterial soap in the house (Hibitane or chlorhexidene soap would be ideal) you can add a little to a cup of warm water. Put a washcloth in, then wring it out. Hold the warm, damp wash cloth to the swollen area for 10 minutes, rewarming it every 2 minutes or so. Wipe the area with a plain wet washcloth and pat dry.
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I want to check in to see if you have further concerns and if the information was helpful. Unfortunately we are limited with an anal gland impaction. The Canned Pumpkin should help with allowing the stool to pass more easily and take the pressure off the glands.