4-H Companion Animal Health
Dog anal sac problems also occur, causing considerable animal discomfort. Anal glands may become infected, causing drainage and foul odors at times. The dog may exhibit uneasy behavior such as rear-end scooting or nipping at the tail area. A simple procedure may relieve the animal; in severe cases, antibiotic treatment or surgical intervention is necessary.
Regular visits to the veterinarian are important to prevent or correct serious health problems. To provide proper care and comfort for your dog, be aware of potentially serious situations and take preventative measures.
Written by Dr. Duane Rice, University of Nebraska Extension veterinarian, and Dr. Diana Longfello , practitione , Broken Bo , Neb. Reprinted with the permission of the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service by Colleen Brady, Ph.D., Extension specialist, Department of 4-H Youth Development, Purdue University.
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