Your veterinarian will express the contents of the anal sacs if they are not already ruptured. Abscessed anal sacs will be opened in order to allow drainage. The sacs will then be cleaned and flushed and have antibiotics infused into them. If your cat is suffering from chronic anal sac infection, the anal sacs may need to be surgically removed. However, of your cat is suffering from severe fistulation (abnormal openings in the anal sacs), the cat may benefit from oral cyclosporine therapy.
Your veterinarian will schedule a follow-up appointment 3-7 days after diagnosing your cat, and will schedule subsequent follow-up appointments as necessary to treat your cat’s condition. If your cat is constantly licking at its anal glands after treatment, you will need to ask your veterinarian for an Elizabethan collar to prevent the cat from further irritating the area. If the anal glands continue to drain and appear red and swollen after a few days of treatment, you will need to contact your veterinarian for further treatment.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.
Tissue located inside the anal sac that aids in the marking of territory in animals, for defense, or for sexual behavior.
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.