Anal Sacculectomy

Anal Sacculectomy at Trumbull Animal Hospital

Anal glands are two small glands just inside your pet’s anus. Regular defecation helps empty these glands. However, some pets suffer from complications and can't empty their glands. It makes your pet experience trouble while defecating and scoot himself along the floor on his bottom. These are signs that your pet suffers from a painful anal gland infection.  

Thankfully, an anal sacculectomy procedure helps treat this infection. Anal sacculectomy surgery removes the infected gland(s) after treating the inflammation and infection with the appropriate medications. Please bring your pet to Trumbull Animal Hospital at Trumbull, CT. Our professionally trained vets are ready to treat your pet. 

Anal Sacculectomy

What Signals That Your Pet Has an Anal Gland Infection?

You know your pet better than anyone else, so you can tell when things aren’t okay. If you notice any of the following signs, know your pet has anal gland problems. 

  • Scooting
  • Reluctance to sit                                               
  • Bad odor
  • Excessive grooming
  • Chewing on the hip or at the base of the tail
  • Bloody stool
  • Bulging or swelling under the skin around the rectum
  • Vocalizing, straining, or otherwise experiencing difficulty when defecating
  • Pus or blood on the carpet, their bed, or on areas they rest 

Why Should You Consider Anal Gland Removal?

Anal gland removal helps solve an anal gland impaction problem. Anal gland impaction is when the gland becomes plugged due to inflammation. Also, a pet’s anal glands shouldn’t leak unless there’s an infection. These secretions might end on your cozy couch, bed, and carpet. Hygiene is another reason every pet owner should consider an infected anal gland removal.

Expert Surgical Care From Trumbull Animal Hospital 

We first perform a pre-operative evaluation. It helps ascertain if your pet is a fit candidate for anal sacculectomy surgery. After that, we carefully open the tissue over the anal gland and remove the infected gland(s). We also prescribe painkillers, antibiotics, and daily monitoring for any symptoms of post-operative infections.  

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian 

Call Trumbull Animal Hospital today at (203) 268-6231 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.

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