Hello All! I have a mini dachshund and we took him to the vet yesterday becauase he wasnt being himself, and his bottom was irritating him. They did a stress test on his back, and that came out fine. The doctor said he may be sore for a bit. So we brought him home, and he was acting like he was sore.
The anal glands are small sacs found on either side of the anal opening of your dog. The lining of the sacs produces a small amount of liquid, which is eliminated each time your dog defecates. The development of a tumor in this area can be significant; even with the presence of a small growth there is the definite possibility that the tissues will be invaded and the cancer will spread metastasize. In some cases, the tumor can cause hypercalcemia elevated blood calcium , leading to kidney failure. An anal gland tumor is not always obvious to the eye as the tumor may be growing inward. If your dog has an anal gland tumor, he may present some or all of these symptoms:. Apocrine Gland Adenocarcinoma may lead to kidney failure due to elevated blood calcium which may present as follows:.
Everything You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Anal Glands
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The anal glands on both sides of the anus are usually drained naturally when your dog has a bowel movement, but sometimes the fluid becomes too thick to be expressed and it will become impacted clogged up. After the anal gland has been impacted for a while, it becomes infected and swollen. Finally, the infection will cause an abscess that is very painful for your dog.