Dealing With Anal Gland Problems The first step toward long term success is to work with a holistic veterinarian who understands chronic disease and has experience dealing with it. If desired, add 1 tablespoon unrefined sea salt, which has its own healing properties. Anal gland secretions are what make dogs smell fascinating, at least to other dogs. Once an abscess begins to drain, the area can be left alone, treated with a warm or cool compress, or sprayed with an herbal tea or with a mixture of 1 cup medicinal-strength tea and 1 tablespoon unrefined sea salt.
Picture of a dog with an anal gland abscess
The Belladonna helps with the initial inflammation and Silicea promotes the discharge of pus and encourages healing. Another helpful addition to the canine diet is coconut.