Dog Toby & Max
Toby & Max

I have a question about Toby & Max, my male dog mixed with poodle

Both are very itchy and l took them to the vet and gave them apoquell and squeezed the anal gland and still remains the same

over 3 years ago
Information about Toby & Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Mixed with Poodle
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Sterilized: Yes
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Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets


The infection of anal glands is often reocurring, and mostly reserved for small breeds, even though large breeds can be affected too. Once infection happens, take your dog to a vet to drain the fluid out of anal glands.

When it happens more than three times in a row and in a short time, veterinarians often suggest to empty it surgically, to prevent it from happening again in the future, as it is a very annoying process for the dog.

However, if you can notice a lump on the anal area, it could be a different type of lump.
Lumps could be tumors or abscesses. Most abscesses get broken when they reach a certain size. If they continue to grow, there is possibility it could be a tumor.

To make sure what is it about, the best is to take your dogs to see a veterinarian, in order to explore the lump and perform the appropriate tests.

All the best.

over 3 years ago