Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


Anal Gland Removal (Unilateral or Bilateral)

The anal sacs are glands located near the dog’s anus that produce secretions that are normally expressed during defecation. The secretions are normally pungent and straw-colored with brown flecks. Common problems with anal sacs include inflammation, infection, blockage, rupture, and tumors.  Tumors of the anal sacs can spread to lymph nodes in the abdomen. Serious or chronic anal gland problems can be treated by removing one or both glands. Anal gland removal is one surgery where the use of a laser dramatically decreases the bleeding and facilitates a rapid removal of the anal glands. 


Give medications as instructed and use an Elizabethan collar on your pet to keep licking at the surgery site.

How much does anal gland removal surgery cost?

The all inclusive fee is $1,775.00 (Unilateral) and $2,175.00 (Bilateral)

This includes:

  • Intake Physical Examination
  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
  • EKG
  • I.V. Catheter
  • I.V. Fluids
  • Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient 
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Anal Gland Removal using CO2 Surgical Laser
  • Histopathology
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments