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My female dog has a hole/sore next to her anal. How should I

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My female dog has a hole/sore next to her anal. How should I treat only been there 2 days. Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Unfortunately it sounds like Peanut might have a ruptured or abscessed anal gland. With these we do recommend a veterinary visit to flush out the area, instill an antibiotic/ steroid into the gland opening, and oral antibiotics to resolve this issue. CLICK HERE for more information on this condition in dogs

In the meanwhile using a warm compress to the opening to help encourage drainage but these do require medical attention to resolve and relieve discomfort

Please let me know if I can assist with any additional questions or concerns. I hope Peanut is feeling better soon!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. How is Peanut doing?
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Peanut. How is everything going?
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