regardless, a ruptured anal gland abscess in dogs is an extremely painful condition. Once the abscess ruptures though, the pain is significantly reduced. See your vet if you have a dog with a ruptured anal gland abscess. Diagnosing a dog with a ruptured anal gland abscess is quite easy. You have already increased the fiber content of the diet, which is helpful since it bulks up the feces, encouraging the glands to express when the dog defecates. If you notice any of your dogs scooting in the future, make an appointment with your veterinarian. As such, dog anal glands appear to play a very significant role in the butt sniffing that is so common in our canine companions. Under normal circumstances the dog anal glands produce and store. I remember that vet told me that, if my corgi ever gets ruptured anal glands, i should get him back to the clinic for debriding of affected skin tissue (followed with flushing and cleaning of the anal area). my dogs anal gland recently ruptured, and the vet has put him on an antibiotic, now today his other gland ruptured. anal sac disorders involve impaction of anal sac fluid, inflammation of the sac(s) and abscess of the sac(s), which can lead to a dog having a ruptured anal gland. Small breed dogs like toy poodles, shih tzus and chihuahuas are more predisposed than other breeds. You may want to have the anal glands examined by a veterinarian to be sure there is no rupture or anything else going on. Its also possible that the anal glands are not getting fully expressed when. Two are shiloh shepherds (look very much like german shepherd dogs) and one is a miniature pinscher. As you can see from the photo below, a min pins rear end is totally exposed. Although you cannot see the anal gland, they are on either side of her anus. i noticed earlier that my 7 year old miniature poodles tail was wet, as was her backside. I assumed it was urine and took a baby wipe to try and clean her tail. I then noticed blood on the wipe and upon closer inspection, realised the blood was coming from a hole near her anus. She has had this problem before and it healed up fine on its own.