my dog has an open sore on her bum what could it be?
on Aug 20th 2008
in Other Health & Wellness
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Sometimes dogs gets sores that we have no idea about how they got there.
I can't see it over the internet, but you should take her to the vet.
Gray Dawn Treader answered on 8/20/08. Helpful? / 0
without a picture it is hard, but I had a dog once who suddenly had an open sore on his rear as well--turned out he had a burst anal sac. Regardless of what the sore is, it is probably best to have it checked out since open wounds can get infected easily--especially on that part of the dog!
Theodore aka Teddy **CGC** answered on 8/20/08. Helpful? / 0
You will need to repost with more information so that we can give you better answers.
What breed of dog?
Where is the sore located?
This could be a wide variety of things, including a perianal fistula. I would recommend having your dog examined (and treated) by a veterinarian.
Abby answered on 8/21/08. Helpful? / 0