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Preventing anal gland abscesses in dogs the best way of preventing anal sacs issues in dogs is by regular squeezing (anal gland expression). How often this is needed tends to vary between different dogs. Some dogs need to have their anal sacs emptied as often as every month, while other dogs may never manifest anal sacs related issues.   internal anal gland expression heres a good video, where our friends at glandex show you how to express your dogs anal glands at home. But anal gland problems in dogs are fairly common and if not treated promptly, can lead to serious lifelong issues. The main signs of a ruptured anal gland include obvious evidence of a draining track with bloody discharge. But, as i said you should take him to the vet, because treatment is often done under the anesthesia. I noticed on wednesday that my 7-year-oldchihuahua started scooting around on her bottom. She had not had any problems in the past with this area, but when i looked she had a huge blister looking growth on the right side of her bottom. Infected anal glands need to be expressed regularly and an antibiotic infused directly into the sac itself. Ointments like panalog work well the tip of the tube is inserted into the sac opening, and the gland is filled with the medicine. Usually, its best if your veterinarian applies the medication into the anal gland. Dog anal glands issues are not life-threatening but can cause discomfort and pain for the animal. Dog anal glands, as their name implies, are glands located adjacent to the anus. They are relatively simple as far as glands go they consist of a bulb and a duct. Anal sac disorders involve impaction of anal sac fluid, inflammation of the sac(s) and abscess of the sac(s), which can lead to a dog having a ruptured anal gland. Small breed dogs like toy poodles, shih tzus and chihuahuas are more predisposed than other breeds.