Unfortunately I missed out on the major gross on this, but I'm having to deal with the aftermath.
My poor little dog Molly developed an anal gland abscess on Tuesday. Urgent trip to the vet Tues evening, and back on Wednesday to get it lanced, drained and washed out. I picked her up from the vet Wed afternoon, complete with large bill, lots of tablets and strict post-op instructions on wound management.
The wound care involves twice-daily cleansing. The wound isn't that bad, but the location - well, you wouldn't want your best friend checking it out for you, that's for sure! It's literally less than half an inch from her bum.
Poor wee thing, she's in pain, cranky and miserable, getting tablets twice a day (antibiotics and pain killer), drowsy from the drugs, and then she's got her Mum poking around her already sore and tender rear-end as well.
Fortunately for her, I have soooo much sympathy for what she's going through after my own experience just before Xmas... sore bums are not fun.