Should I put my dog down if he has perianal fistula?

Anal furunculosis is well known as a difficult and sometimes frustrating disease to treat. Recent treatments have shown encouraging results but euthanasia may need to be considered if your dog is very seriously affected or if your dog’s temperament makes home treatment difficult.

How long does it take for a dog’s perianal fistula to close?

Treatment will usually take place for 7-9 weeks, though recurrence is typical once treatment is stopped, particularly in dogs with moderate disease.

Can a dog live with perianal fistula?

Many cases will resolve after lengthy treatment. Regardless of whether medical or surgical treatment is pursued, these cases are often frustrating for the pet owners and uncomfortable for the pet. Up to 20% of cases are unresponsive and require intermittent treatment for life.

What can I feed my dog with a perianal fistula?

While not hypoallergenic per se, your dog should not have an allergic reaction since he has not previously consumed this protein. Canines require regular consumption of a particular protein before an allergy develops. Common novel protein diets consist of meats such as kangaroo, venison, rabbit or duck.

How can I drain my fistula at home?

Keeping hydrated – One of the best home remedies for anal fistula is to drink plenty of water. Consuming huge amounts of water and fruit juice is good substitute for carbonated beverages and alcohol. Having ginger tea, turmeric milk, cabbage juice, orange juice or extracts from gooseberries can help bowel clearance.

How can I get rid of my fistula without surgery?

Treatment with fibrin glue is currently the only non-surgical option for anal fistulas. It involves the surgeon injecting a glue into the fistula while you’re under a general anaesthetic. The glue helps seal the fistula and encourages it to heal.