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My 5 year old female chihuahua Lucy has been having a problem with her left anal gland since the fall. The gland keeps getting infected. She has been on antibotics and prednisone for awhile and it still is infected. The vet wants to try cyclosporine a t-cell inhibitor. I a bit nervous about this. The other alternative is to remove the gland. The vet has been trying to avoid surgery. Has anyone has their chihuahua's anal glands removed? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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I have never personally had a dogs anal glands removed but I do work for a vet clinic and have seen it done a few times on dogs. Sometimes it is the best option if nothing else is getting the job done. Its a hard decision to make to put our babies through that. A year ago I had my girls knee done she had luxating patellas (her knees came out of place.) It was the hardest thing I ever had to do but it made her feel so much better so I knew I had made the right choice. I hope this helps. Heather
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Welcome to the forum. Poor Lucy having probs with her glands.
I have no advice but I will bump this up so that someone else will see it and have some advice for you.
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I'm so sorry your baby is having this trouble. I have no experience with this, so can't comment. I know one of our members babies had infected glands, but it was cleared up with antibiotics and cleaning. Sorry I can't help, but hope someone can give you some advice. Welcome to the forum.
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I did this search on the forum, try this link. Maybe you can find something to help.

http://www.chihuahua-people.com/sear...earchid=829209
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I have no experience sorry but someone recently had an anal gland rupture.
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I had a Border Terrier who kept getting an infected anal gland , in the end my vet removed her glands , it went perfect , no issues at all ...
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I have never personally had a dogs anal glands removed but I do work for a vet clinic and have seen it done a few times on dogs. Sometimes it is the best option if nothing else is getting the job done. Its a hard decision to make to put our babies through that. A year ago I had my girls knee done she had luxating patellas (her knees came out of place.) It was the hardest thing I ever had to do but it made her feel so much better so I knew I had made the right choice. I hope this helps. Heather
Ditto what she said, I've seen many done its for the best
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