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    had to take my toy poodle to the vets today with blocked anal glands he was bleeding from behind got antibiotics and painkillers for him ive noticed a hole looks like it burst with an abcess bless him how long will this hole take to heal roughly ?? has anyones dog experienced this on here?

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    It depends on how much your dog fusses with it. Try to discourage any licking because it can really slow down the healing process. If you notice that it gets worse, take him back to the vets.

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    im bathing it with warm saltwater as directed and trying to discourage him from licking it .... my other dog is following him around all the time so im having to part them in separate rooms most of the times .

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    salt water? it only irritates wounds, try putting salt water on your scratch, or cut, it'll kill infection, but it's gonna hurt as hell, dogs saliva actualy antiseptic, dogs always lick their wounds, it helps it to heal.

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    the thing is if they lick and lick it wont dry up its ok if they just clean it but if its irritating him them he might start noring it, if u do have a problem with the dog swinging round and biting it then if u roll up a towle and wrap it round nr the collar it usally stops them reaching it i do this as my lhasa hates having a lapshade on


    iv never had a problem like this with my boys i used to express them fine and they never got an absess but i think they take anout 2 weeks to heal up but it all depends on the dag it self some heal faster than other


    hope ur dogs better soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucky View Post
    salt water? it only irritates wounds, try putting salt water on your scratch, or cut, it'll kill infection, but it's gonna hurt as hell, dogs saliva actualy antiseptic, dogs always lick their wounds, it helps it to heal.
    Only to a point. Like merrow basically said, sometimes they don't know when to stop and the wound isn't able to dry. A wound that isn't able to dry is a breeding ground for bacteria. That's why vets usually send animals home with an elizabethan collar in situations when licking is likely to be a problem. A dog can actually turn a tiny cut that would heal on its own into a festering wound by licking it too much.

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    vet said to bathe it regular with warm saltwater also gave me Clindacyl and Norocarp tabs for him and to take him back in 10 days. cant see anything bad coming from the opening now

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    Hi. I found an article on the Lambriar Vet Supply web site that is written by a vet -- maybe it will help!
    http://www.lambriarvetsupply.com/Cat...ac-Disease.php

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    thanx netsirk much appreciated

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    The abcess that you see would happen b/c they were not expressed quickly enough and became infected. My papillon suffered so with anal gland issues. She never got an abcess but would be so uncomfortable b/c she could not express them naturally during her beginning months so was at the vet every 3 weeks it seemed & its not fun for them. I did learn to look for some signs that they might need expressed: 1) fishy smell 2) biting at base of tail like it itches 3) scooting

    We learned that increasing her fiber (we used sweet potatoes) helped increase the size of her stool so she could better express naturally. Also, when we switched her from 3 meals to 2 meals a day her stools bacame larger b/c her food intake was larger in 2 meals versus spread out in 3. Since then she has been doing it on her own (knock on wood!)

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    zacs feeling much better now the hole is beginning to heal closed now hes back to his old self more. just so shocked i never saw this coming... he never scooted, wasnt licking excessively, no smell never saw a thing till the blood . will definately be more vigilant from now on

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