We have an 11yr old male GS that has been diagnosed by our vet as having infected anal glands. We have tried 30 days of 500mg amoxycillin (1 every 12 hrs) and then 30 days of cephlexin 500mg twice a day. How can this infection be so hard to kick-is it OK for the dog to be on antibiotics for so long? We will treat as long as is necessary-we love the dog, but are worried it may be something worse-like cancer. What do you think?
Infected anal glands should not be treated with antibiotics. In my experience this never works. The way to treat it is sugically by flushing the anal glands through the anal gland duct. If the infection has not gone away with all the antibiotics you have given your pet then it probably won't go away with more ab's. Good luck, vetcare