Loose Stool. Wide variety of causes, including; diet, parasites, bacteria, viruses, metabolic disease, etc. Treatment depends on cause.
Exteriorization of the Rectum. May become severely inflamed, necessitating that the fluid be drawn out of the tissue before it can be replaced in the animal.
Obstruction of the small intestine or colon, which makes it impossible for the animal to pass stool.
Commercial enema solutions usually come in a tube with a nozzle, homemade solutions consisting of mild soap and water may be made in clinic.
Paired pouches located at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions beneath the skin and muscle ventro lateral to the anus.
Secretory tissue in the lining of the anal sacs. Secrete oily, yellowish to pale brown foul-smelling fluid that is stored in the anal sacs.
External Expression Of Anal Sacs
Pressure is placed upon the sacs from the outside while a piece of gauze or paper towel is held over the duct openings to catch the secretions.
Internal Expression of Anal Sacs
The gloved, lubricated index finger is placed just inside the rectum to place pressure on each sac from the inside while the thumb is used to place pressure on the sac from the outside.
Primarily in dogs. Most common type is perianal adenoma (intact males are most predisposed). May be confused with perianal fistuals but this tends to also involve the growth of masses or nodules.