OK I have had a few German Shepherds in my lifetime but this is a first. We are being told that our Skoka could have the subject issue. For some time we thought she was struggling with kidney issues we would see a blood droplet occasionally take her in and she would get treated for a UTI and we would go on. Lately she started to lick more down there and on her bottom so we took her back to the Vet and they were doing some testing. That is when I noticed that her fur was wet at the top of her back leg and with further investigation I found some discharge. We took her to the hospital and was told she has an open gash near her anus, well, on the side, they told us to take her home and give her a regimen of anti-biotics. There was nothing they could do because of infection. They thought she had a ruptured anal gland.
A few things we are struggling with is she is 11 years old, nearing 12. When we tried to clean her up some we noticed all of her area around her anus, and lower between her legs was almost like raw and for a lack of better term oozey, very black looking,
We have been reading up, and calling a specialist. He says that it is very expensive and that she may not recover without long term treatment, and very possibly not at all.
Anyone had any issues with this, or is familiar. They had also told us it could be cancer. Currently we have to wait a week before they are going to do anything else with her,
I may try to add pictures tomorrow, I am new here and this is my first post ever,