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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?
1) Do you have a clear photograph of his anus? 2) Has it always been this way? 3) Did the vet check his anal glands? 4) Are you seeing enlargement primarily at the bottom half (3pm-9pm if one were to view it as a clock) or full circumference? 5) Is he neutered? 6) Has he ever had a prolapsed rectum? 7) Any straining when defecating?
The secretions that your friend mentioned would be due to the anal glands being full. A groomer or vet clinic can express these for you but chances are if he hasn't had problems with them before it's not the problem now. It's very common for males who are intact to have an enlarged anus that will decrease in size when they are neutered. The vet doing a rectal exam on him would have ruled out full anal glands and prostatic issues.It wouldn't hurt to try having his anal glands expressed internally and professionally once per month for a few months to see if this improves the size of his anus. Honestly, so long as he's not having any issues there may be really no recommended treatment aside from potentially neutering him to see if this helps. Your vet likely prescribed the Meloxidyl to see if inflammation may have been a factor.
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