View Full Version : Abcess in the anal Glands

13th December 2007, 12:55 PM
Hi Everyone

Just need some of you guys to give me some information regarding my Cav called Raffa. I woke this morning to find blood everywhere,I rushed to the vets to find out that he has an abcess in his anal gland that has now burst but will take at least 2 weeks for him to feel ok again. I feel awfull that I didnt notice this before it got so bad. Please help im so worried about him.

13th December 2007, 02:38 PM
Try not to feel bad, you can't help it if you didn't notice anything. At least now it will get sorted now. Poor fella, two weeks is a long time. What's the treatment?

13th December 2007, 03:31 PM
Hes on strong pain killers, antibiotics and some wash for his bottom and hes also got one of them head busters fitted so he dosent keep irritate his abcess. Thanks for your responce The poor little thing shoul;d feel better soon. They said if it doesnt go they will have to operate. Since I got him hes always been poorly.

13th December 2007, 03:47 PM
2 of mine have had anal gland abcesses both not very nice Pippa recoverd in a few days i think once it bursts the relief was womderful she was back in normal in a few days

India has had 2 rupture this year and will be having surgary in January

don;t feel bad they can come up very fast BUT its much better when they burst than when they don't

13th December 2007, 03:49 PM
PS my vet said no to the buster collar he felt she was best cleaning it herself plus within a day of anti-biotics it begins to itch and it will drive them crazy not being able to get to it ...there is no stitches so they can't do any harm :)

13th December 2007, 03:57 PM
Many thanks to you all for replying to my post youve all helped me feel better. I will let you all know how Raffa is doing. I think this is a wonderful site. x

Cathy T
13th December 2007, 03:59 PM
I can't tell you how many times I've heard of this happening. You don't see it coming and don't know anything is wrong...until it happens. Nothing you could have done, please don't feel bad. You got him to the vet and got it taken care of. Hope Raffa is feeling better soon.

13th December 2007, 04:20 PM
Don't feel bad about this! It is quite common and I have had it happen a few times too over the years, as Inca says they feel so much better once it has burst and are back to normal within a few days. You might like to try adding a teaspoon of bran to his feed to help keep his anal glands down and prevent this from happening again in the future?

13th December 2007, 11:47 PM
It happened me a few months back with Pippin and I didn't notice he had it until it burst either, he's fine now.

14th December 2007, 04:05 AM
Yes it happened to our Sonny about 9 months ago. It seemed to come up without any warning... no scooting, nothing. We went off to work in the morning, got back at lunch time & Sonny looked terrible. I could not believe how quickly he seemed to go downhill & it was obvious that he had been gnawing at his rear end all morning.

Sonny was put on pain killiers, an anti-inflammatory & antibiotics. I am pleased to say that he picked up within about 24 hours, but he did need to stay on the antibiotics for quite some weeks. Touch wood three times... it has not recurred so far. Touch wood again three times. I am into jinxing myself with my mouth at the moment... hence the supersitious quotes.

14th December 2007, 02:22 PM
Hi Just to let you know that Raffa was fine this morning he seemed to be back to normal thank god.... He is a bit disturbed by the head Buster,I have been tempted to take it I know if I do he wont get better. I would nt mind my husband has been working away for 2 weeks nad came home yesterday with an abcess on his tooth so you can all imagine what im going through............. hell!!!! haha

Cleo's Person
14th December 2007, 02:27 PM
Glad to hear Raffa is a bit brighter. :)

14th December 2007, 02:36 PM
Hi Guys Raffa is feeling much better today. My husband slept with him all night to make sure he diidnt hurt himself with that head buster he keeps bupming into everything.

14th December 2007, 08:13 PM
That happened to Jolly a few months back. There were no early warning signs, no smell. The evening before the rupture he seemed to be lowly and tender and had trouble laying down without pain. Then just like you, he woke up the next morning and it had ruptured.

I got him right to the vet and he was put on antibiotics. Jolly felt like his old self by day 2 or 3 after the rupture. I added extra fiber into Jolly's diet (mini shredded wheat and pure pumpkin and higher fiber dry dog food). I am hoping that that will do the trick to prevent a future episode.

14th December 2007, 10:06 PM
I am glad to hear that he is feeling better and beding able to sleep with dad must have been quite medicinal. We didn't have to put a cone on Sonny when he had his abcess. Are you able to take it off him when you are at home & he is under supervision?