I have a seven year old german shepherd who developed an open abcess of the anal gland last week, we took her to the vet and were given a twenty day course of the antibiotic anti robe, we are three days into the treatment and the gland is still pussing quite a lot which I salt bath three times a day, the swelling seems to have reduced a little though. Is this normal for the pus to continue to drain or should I contact vet again? I should add she has been in very good health all the way through never showing and signs apart from licking area.
Ok thank you, ***** ***** still ozzing today so will continue. I can include image in couple of days if it does not improve. The vet said there was a golfball sized swelling inside so it must have been alot of pus and debris in there that we could not see.
Well good news is the infection has cleared totally, bad news I just noticed a lump on her tail last night, you would think I would have noticed it before after cleaning her so much. It is about size of a grape about 2 inches down the tail on one side, firm to touch and exactly shape of a grape. We are going to vet for follow up next Monday so would you think it is ok to leave it until then?
I should add it is totally painless and under the skin.
ps, had another look and skin under it seems bluish with tiny little brown flakes around it.