Anal Glands and Anal Gland Abscess in Dogs - Veterinary Partner - VIN
You may have heard about an anal gland abscess and wondered what it is, or your pet may have been unfortunate enough to have one. So what is an anal gland abscess and how does it differ from other anal gland problems? An anal gland abscess is one of the most severe results of anal gland problems in dogs and cats. Abscesses can occur almost anywhere in the body and are a collection of pus that has formed within a pocket of tissue in the body. In the case of an anal gland abscess, the pus has accumulated within the anal sac and is the result of an infection.