William Miller DVM, Medical Director of the Companion Animal Hospital at Cornell says not all scooting dogs have anal sac
Carcinoma of the apocrine glands of the anal sac
in dogs: 113 cases (1985-1995).
Thus, despite the recurved anal sac
, Goniocrinus is considered the proper generic assignment because of few primibrachials, arm branching, and brachial shapes.
Other problems can give rise to anal sac
disease and the need to scoot, including structural abnormalities of the anal sac
, decreased tone of the anal musculature and various other disorders.
Cats with skin disease of the perianal region may also develop anal sac
Wobbles may have anal sacs
that have filled with normal glandular secretions or the sacs may have become infected.
She ticks off other sources of irritation around the rectum that may not be related to impacted anal sacs
: Some dogs can have an allergy that manifests around the anus and is not an anal-sac problem at all; still others might have a tumor or polyp in the rectum or anal sac
If you are concerned that your pet may have an anal sac
problem, please consult a veterinarian at the earliest.
Scase: Breed, gender and neutering status of British dogs with anal sac
Treatment for anal sac
abscesses includes warm water soaks, warm compresses and oral antibiotics.
In extreme cases of anal sac
abscess, the swollen, infected gland may be visible underneath the skin and is prone to rupturing.
Some breeds--poodles for example--seem to be more susceptible than others to anal sac
problems; middle-aged and old dogs are at greater risk than younger dogs; and obese dogs are more likely to experience the condition than are animals whose proper weight has been maintained.