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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Homey today. Based on what you are describing it sounds like Homey may have an anal gland abscess. Since you are planning to take him to the veterinarian tomorrow I wouldn't bother starting any antibiotics on your own since it may interfere with what your veterinarian may plan to treat with. If the anal gland abscess has not ruptured yet then your veterinarian may decide to lance it then clean it out. He may also be placed on some antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory to help with the swelling. If the anal glands abcess has already ruptured then your veterinarian will likely want to clean the area out by flushing it with an anti-septic and placing Homey on medications that I already mentioned. In the mean while I would continue with the the warm compress and keeping the area clean. I would be careful with the medicated pads unless it just contains the active ingredient witch hazel. I would also recommend an Elizabethean collar to prevent Homey from licking the area. You can get those at any pet store.