Q. My schnauzer male has a huge lump just 2 to 3 cm left of anus . It seems to be swollen, very hard and irritated. Walter is licking it constantly

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A. It could be an anal gland infection/abscess or a tumor. Have him examined by a vet to determine the exact cause. If it is an infection, your vet may need to drain the abscess and prescibe an antibiotic. If it is a mass, your vet can do a fine needle aspirate or biopsy to determine if it is benign or cancerous.

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