Carcinoma of the apocrine glands of the anal sac
in dogs: 113 cases (1985-1995).
saettii is unique by having two primibrachials, higher than wide primibrachials, higher than wide secundibrachials, ramules borne admedially only, and a recurved anal sac
with multiple vertical ridges (Table 2).
William Miller DVM, Medical Director of the Companion Animal Hospital at Cornell says not all scooting dogs have anal sac
problems." I think something that is over looked is the dog who scoots for other than primary anal-sac disease.
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.
Dogs and cats have anal sacs
located on each side of the opening of their rectum.
It's thought that inflammation causes the opening of the anal sac
duct to swell, plugging the duct.
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.
Identifying and Treating Anal Sac
Adenocarcinomas in Dogs, by Meredith Gauthier, DVM, DACVIM, Lisa G.