I just got home and found that my dog has a lump that is very red and hard right next to her butt hole... what can this be and what can I do to help her? I am on a low budget and cant afford to take her to a vet right now....
I would give my pet a small amount of an antihistimine(taking into consideration the size of the pet) then I would put cold compress on the swollen part. If the swelling does not show signs of reducing, or completely gone in a couple of hours, then you have no choice but to call your vet.
Since your post was 29 days ago, I hope that aren't still waiting for someone to tell you what you already know. Call your vet. if you dont have a regular vet, call several and ask about making payments. I would suspect that your dog's problem is an impacted anal gland. It could also be a splinter from the dog scooting across the floor or porch trying to relieve the pressure or itching from the gland. Please try to get the dog to a vet. At least call and ask them about the problem and any thing you could do to try to remedy the problem.
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