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My rat terrier, phone, My rat, terrier has, an anal sac,

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My rat terrier

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Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your rat seem to hurt?

My rat

Veterinarian's Assistant: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

Terrier has

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An anal sac

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Thats

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Swollen the one on opposite

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Expelmed

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Fluid how can I help

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Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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My dog
A rat terrier has swollen sacs
Next to his
Anus
How can I help
We
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on your dog, please?

You appear to be decribing his anal sac glands which may protrude when filled excessively with anal sac gland secretions. This isn't necessarily a problem unless the glands are infected/impacted which can be determined by his vet who can rectally digitally express the glands and see if pus is present. If so, the glands should be packed with an antibiotic-containing ointment.

I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue but other experts in this category may be able to assist you in this regard. Please let me know if you'd like another expert to do so and I'll opt out of this conversation. Please stay in the conversation if you wish.

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