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Veterinary Nursing: Perianal Terminology, Examination and Care. Urine and Fecal Sample Collection
Blood in the stool
Straining to Defecate, associated with dyschezia. Often painful
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.
Dry hard stool that is often hard to pass. Dyschezia may be present.
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.
Impacted Anal Sacs
Anal sacs packed with secretions
Rendering a fluid dry or thick by evaporation or absorpion.
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.
Inflammation/infection of the anal sacs.
Anal Gland Abcess
Draining tract through the skin from anal gland abcess.
Surgical removal of anal sacs; remove both.
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.
Catch urine in a receptical as it is being voided, avoid beginning and end of stream.
Insert a needle through abdominal wall into the bladder and withdraw urine into a syringe.