|Barked: Thu Oct 21, '10 7:06am PST |
|A ruptured anal gland will take approximately 2-3 weeks to heal. They can be a little frustrating however because, unfortunately, the gland continues to secrete from the tissue. It is essentially like a popped baloon under the skin of your dog and the pus has burts out through the skin at approximately 4 O'Clock or 8 O'Clock
90% of the time, it will heal with antiseptic bathing and antibiotic treatment in 2-3 weeks. You did the right thing expressing the buiold up. This will help the drainage and speed healing.
Occasionally, the damaged gland need to be resected surgically. Even after healing, it may become a problem in the futue as the damaged gland is still present.
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