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Following on from my thread about her infected anal gland. The gland is about half as swollen as it was but there's still a lump there. Am I expecting too much for it to be gone by now?

It happened Saturday and she's on a 10 day course of antibiotics twice daily. I've been cleaning the area with antiseptic.

Is swelling to be expected?
 

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I've never had a dog with a swollen anal gland so I have no direct experience. However Jazz's surgery site from her spay got infected and it swelled, and she had to be put on a different/stronger antibiotic (as well as an injection and having it cleaned etc.) But with that, the swelling started to go down in 24 hours. It was pretty bad, so even the slightest improvement was noticeable.

I'd be a bit concerned if it was my dog. I'm wondering if she's just not responding well to the antibiotic and a different one would have a better result? Have you spoken to the vet? I'd definitely put in a call and see what he says.
 
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