Q. My dog has a purple looking lump near her rectum with a small puncture that is bleeding.

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A. This could very well be an impacted anal gland that got infected and ulcerated. This is quiet common in dogs, especially those with soft stools.

The problem needs to be treated ASAP with antibiotics. If he is licking the area a buster collar will need to be placed as well.

It could also be something else like a tumor or a local infection but either way it needs to be checked by a vet.

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