Fin went back to our Vets – Donaldson & Partners – today. He has numerous health problems, multiple allergies, a compromised immune system, anal gland problems, recurring infections, etc. etc. His most recent bout of anal gland infections are ongoing from October. Andrew, our vet, decided that it would benefit Fin if his anal glands were surgically removed. Ouch!
What he plans to do on Friday is to drain them (under general anaesthetic) and pack them with anti-biotics, plus a course of oral antibiotics, in the hope that this will minimise the risk of infection when they are removed a week or so later.
Sounds really uncomfortable, but it removes one source of infection for Fin, so on balance I guess it’ll be worth it.
I’ll keep you updated