What to do if your dog’s anus is red and inflamed? Anal sac abscesses are generally treated at home with antibiotics, pain medications, and warm compresses on the area. Another important reason to take your dog to the vet if the scooting continues is that there could be another issue at play, such as allergies, parasites, or even referred back pain.
Why would a dog’s anus be swollen? Anal sac disease is very common in dogs. The sacs frequently become impacted (plugged), usually due to inflammation of the ducts. The secretion within the impacted sacs will thicken and the sacs will become swollen and distended, making it painful for your dog to pass feces.
How can I soothe my dogs irritated anus? Calendula compresses can help reduce inflammation for dogs with anal gland problems. Simply put a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water and add 8 drops of calendula tincture to it. Soak a cloth into the mixture and apply it to your dog’s bottom until the cloth is completely cool.
What can you give a dog for swelling?
There are some of the available NSAIDs just for dogs:
- carprofen (Novox or Rimadyl)
- deracoxib (Deramaxx)
- firocoxib (Previcox)
- meloxicam (Metacam )
- grapipant (Galliprant)