Can dogs get Piles (Hemorrhoids)?

Can dogs get Piles (Hemorrhoids)?

Dogs don’t get hemorrhoids like humans because of their unique gastrointestinal system. They can suffer from other conditions that are sometimes mistaken for hemorrhoids or piles however. Hemorrhoids are basically defined as a swollen or inflamed blood vessel that can be internal or protruding. Because human intestines are more vertical and dogs are horizontal there is less pressure on dogs anus and rectums as compared to humans.

But it sure looks like piles…

Anal gland problems and protracted rectums are commonly confused for hemorrhoids because they look similar to human hemorrhoids, but they are not and present their own issues for dogs and their owners.

  • Anal Gland Problems are very common for dogs and some breeds are more prone to these issues than others. The anal glands in dogs can become impacted causing them to develop infection, inflammation, and in some cases cause an abscess resulting in the glands protruding through the skin. Smaller breeds tend to suffer from these issues and many anal gland issues resolve on their own. Some dogs might require a visit to their veterinarian to have their glands expressed and assistance with fixing their problem.
  • Protruded Rectum – is a serious condition that dog owners mistake for hemorrhoids. Rectal prolapse occurs when part of the rectum protrudes when a dog is defecating and straining. When it’s a complete rectum prolapse it requires immediate medical attention and even a partial prolapse will require a visit to your veterinarian within 24 hours to ensure your dog’s wellbeing.

Does Hemp Oil Help Dogs with Piles?

While you should always consult with your pet’s veterinarian, many veterinarians and animal professionals are starting to recommend hemp oil for dogs as part of their regular wellness routine. Hemp is known for its rich omega oils an easy assimilation with fairly little side effects on humans and animals. Hemp oil is known for reducing the swelling and discomfort associated with inflammation. The main active ingredient in hemp oil is referred to as CBD (Cannabidiol) We offer a variety of CBD products from hemp for sale, specifically formulated for dogs here.

Design Wellness Tips:

As with all wellness products for dogs, it’s always a good idea consult with your veternarian and to start out slow to measure their success factors for everyone’s individual Endocannabinoid System, the part of the Central Nervous System that interacts with cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, CBL, CBG, THC, and others. We always recommend taking time to discover what dosage works best for you by keeping a journal and tracking when and how much hemp oil you’re using. Track your health and wellness plan to gage when you need to make an adjustment to ensure that you get your desired results when you need it and it integrates seamlessly with your wellness goals.


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Jay Frentsos

Jay Frentsos is a CBD & Hemp Expert living in San Diego, CA. Jay has a passion for wellness and all things CBD. As a former manager of a cannabis dispensary, Jay has years of experience educating consumers on the best products for their lifestyle and needs. Jay has an Associates of Science from Cincinnati State. He enjoys exercising with his dog, Hazel, and researching wellness for both dogs and humans alike.