04-25-2012, 08:00 PM
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Can you express swollen anal glands?
Our giant schnauzer has what appears to be swollen anal glands. We noticed a lump on her right butt cheek last night. The vet made an appointment for tomorrow, but our friend is coming by tonight who is a vet tech. He said he might be able to express them.
Is it safe to do so? Ive been looking into anal glands online, hers dont look as bad as ones that ive seen that needed to be lanced, it looks more like a nasty spider bite in size. about 1-2 inches long, 1 inch wide, and raised about 1/2 inch.
Ill be taking her in either way, but im just wondering if its ok to relieve some of the pressure tonight, or if we should save it all for the vet.