I grew up with a poodle who had issues, they would pack hers with like a thin string and some of it would hang out, the string was somehow treated, there'd be ointment and after several days she'd go back to the vet and they'd pull the string out and stitch the hole closed.

My current guy has small issues with his and the vet said if it continues that I'd need to add metamucil to his food. But that's more for when they aren't working right, not when there's a hole.

Hoping he feels better soon!

I googled and found this
http://www.ehow.com/how_4424423_treat-dog-anal-gland-problems.html the second step about greeting him to sit in Epsom salt bath may be useful

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Last edited by PerriP; 01-21-2013 at 04:02 PM.