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Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here... my dog keeps licking her rectum nothing looks amiss however the is a bloody type odor. when I wiped her rectum there was a serous drainage that was tinged with some pink blood as well as some older looking brownish blood. what could this be? I have a vet appointment scheduled for one week from now. Can this wait
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 years ago.

Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.


1- Did you see if the skin is rupture on the side of the rectum?

2- Is she rubbing her butt on the floor?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
nothing looks open that I can see and she only rubbed once that i know of.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 years ago.

This sounds like she may have a problem (infected) with her anal gland; these are 2 glands inside the rectum; sometimes get infected and clogged up. Not life threatening but could be uncomfortable. It is best to have her checked soon, if this is the anal sac that is infected, it could rupture through the side of the rectum. I would recommend you have her checked sooner then next week. Your vet will do a rectal exam and expressed them, send you home with some meds if they are infected.


If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.


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