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My 1 yr old male dachshund is bleeding from s anus. He is

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My 1 yr old male...
My 1 yr old male dachshund is bleeding from his anus. He is current on all shots. Looks like a lot of fluid with it so a pink watery slow seeping discharge.
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Dog Veterinarian: Katie Volat, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Hello,

This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with your dog...poor guy sounds like he may have an anal gland abscess. Do you see a wound or open spot near his rectum? Or does the blood seem to be coming out when he is trying to defecate?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Seem to be seeping out. He is not throwing up
Dog Veterinarian: Katie Volat, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Ok, thank you. It sounds like this may be a ruptured anal gland abscess. Dogs have 2 small glands full of fluid near the rectum. They can occasionally get impacted, leading to a build up of the fluid, which then ruptures the sac. When this happens, most dogs need pain medications and antibiotics. Your vet will be able to check both glands and also make sure that the blood is not coming from a wound or some other issue in the rectum.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No visible wound
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Katie Volat, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

You're welcome. Please feel free to reach out if I can assist you further.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV

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Dog Veterinarian: Katie Volat, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Please take a moment to provide a positive rating if the information provided was helpful, as I am only compensated for positive ratings. Thank you.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV

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