What does it look like when a dog has a hemorrhoid? The hemorrhoids themselves will sometimes be visible outside of the anus, having an inflamed, dark purple or reddish hue when viewed under natural light. Severe cases of the problem can also lead to visible bleeding of varying degrees.
What happens if a dog has a hemorrhoid? The very first sign that your dog might have a hemorrhoid is when he starts itching his rear end. You will start finding blood in his stool. If your dog is suffering from external hemorrhoids, he may event take to dragging that area on the ground to relieve the irritation and discomfort.
What causes hemorrhoids in a dog? Anal sacs may become clogged (impacted), infected, abscessed, or cancerous. There are several common causes of clogged anal sacs, including failure of the sacs to be squeezed out during defecation, poor muscle tone in obese dogs, and excessive secretion of the gland.
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