Anal Gland Removal

A surgical procedure that will provide the pet with permanent relief of anal gland impaction, infection, and abscessing. The procedure entails making an incision near the anus over the anal gland. The gland is gently dissected from external and internal anal sphincters.

Recovery: Typical recovery, as long as the animal isn’t too active during the healing process, is about 10-14 days.

Risks: Like any surgical procedure, there is associated risk with anesthesia and surgery itself, but the overall incidence of complications is very low. Before the procedure, your pet is given a thorough physical examination to ensure that she is in good health. General anesthesia is administered to perform the surgery and medications are given to minimize pain. You will be asked to keep your pet calm and quiet for a few days after surgery as the incision begins to heal.

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