Localised radiotherapy for a ferret with possible anal sac apocrine adenocarcinoma.
Ferrets: Lumps and Bumps on the Skin - Veterinary Partner - VIN
The anal glands are small sacs found on either side of the anal opening of your dog. The lining of the sacs produces a small amount of liquid, which is eliminated each time your dog defecates. The development of a tumor in this area can be significant; even with the presence of a small growth there is the definite possibility that the tissues will be invaded and the cancer will spread metastasize. In some cases, the tumor can cause hypercalcemia elevated blood calcium , leading to kidney failure. An anal gland tumor is not always obvious to the eye as the tumor may be growing inward. If your dog has an anal gland tumor, he may present some or all of these symptoms:.
Return to top of page. Wildpro Species Chemicals Physical " How to Tumours in ferrets Neoplastic disease in ferrets See also the individual pages on the major neoplastic diseases of ferrets: Adrenocortical Neoplasia in Ferrets Insulinoma in Ferrets Lymphoma in Ferrets.
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