It's just an infected (not impacted) anal gland. Thank You, God! No conehead, either. I was worried about that, too, because Buddy LOVES his crate and a cone would have made it very hard, if not impossible, for him to go in his.
My little man is on Rimadyl for pain and an antibiotic to clear up the infection, we go back in 2 weeks for a re-check. He was a very good boy, let them examine him without a fuss. All the time I spent making him let me just look, with a treat in front of his nose, paid off.
The vet said that it's possible it may open up and drain (ugly thought!), but he's hoping the antibiotics will clear it up before that happens. If Buddy licks it too much, we'll put on a pair of boxer briefs. He's not doing it incessantly, and stops when we tell him to, so we may be okay.
*big sigh of relief*
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
YAY!!!! I am so happy for you and hope he gets better very soon!
Oh Jackie, that is such good news. Hopefully the meds will do the trick and clear up the infection.
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That is good news, Jackie. The antibiotics should clear it up quickly.
Ps. if it does come down (no pun intended) to boxers - you do know we'll need to see that picture, right?
Yay! Glad it is nothing serious!
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Great news! Heal quickly, Buddy.
Very good news. I hope he's a good patient for you.