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We have had problems with anal swelling and infection.

What has worked for us is cleaning back there with Vetericyn after each bowel movement, then applying a very tiny amount of Penaten cream.

You can find both on Amazon.

Before this regimen. The vet prescribed NeoPredef powder to cure the infection.
It is extremely important to keep the anal area disinfected so that the dog doesn't feel itching or pain. Putting on a collar just seems cruel, if you are not also eliminating the source of the dog's discomfort.
Is your dog okay with you going around his anal region? We're suppose to apply cream but he does not like it one bit. I don't believe it's pain, but just itching.
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i am not too sure either as i have not heard of that
however be very careful playing with a laser toy because it can create ocd in dogs
and they then chase shadows and lights

personally i would throw the laser toy out and use real things like balls and frisbees and rope toys
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No laser. it can mess up a dog's brain permanently!
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Wow, had no idea about the laser. We do play with him outside all the time but the laser was helpful during rainy days and winter, to help him get some exercise and get some of his energy out. He never stops! lol But I will suggest this to the family.

But maybe I'll look into that powder. I just don't think I'm gonna be able to get this collar on him again.
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Is your dog okay with you going around his anal region? We're suppose to apply cream but he does not like it one bit.
He is just fine. He is used to it by now.
You don't need a lot of cream. Most people apply way too much. The size of a grain of rice is all you need. Otherwise the dog will feel the need to clean the goop.

If the cream makes the dog lick more, consider asking the vet for Neopredef powder. Easy to apply and works very quickly.

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I had a dog with fistulas and he was very miserable.

Maybe the vet could also add a numbing agent like benzocaine? It has been awhile so I am not exactly sure what all we did. I know a basket muzzle did not work for that issue but a soft stretchy one may help if you can keep him really cool.

And cleaning the area and treating as mentioned. I know we had something else we used but too many years ago....

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i dont know it is a very sensitive region as you can imagine
it could just be flat out painful to him
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Wow, had no idea about the laser. We do play with him outside all the time but the laser was helpful during rainy days and winter, to help him get some exercise and get some of his energy out. He never stops! lol But I will suggest this to the family.
How long have you been doing this?

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Wow, had no idea about the laser. We do play with him outside all the time but the laser was helpful during rainy days and winter, to help him get some exercise and get some of his energy out. He never stops! lol But I will suggest this to the family.
Do more then suggest. Think you have problems with the ecollar? Ecollar will seem like child's play if OCD behavior becomes ingrained with laser play.
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I would call the vet in the morning. If he were my dog, I'd ask for some sedatives.

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