|08-20-2013 11:25 PM|
|08-20-2013 08:56 PM|
|GSDAlphaMom||My first thought is perianal fistulas. Did your vet mention it? Rule it out?|
|08-20-2013 08:08 PM|
|Bristal||Hey the panties are a great idea! Thanks|
|08-20-2013 05:04 PM|
|1sttimeforgsd||It is good that they were not impacted, and maybe if she had worms they were making her butt itch and that is why she was licking so much. If you think it is from the licking you might try to find a way to keep her from licking herself. I think if it were me I would put a pair of childrens panties on her and just take them off when she needs to go potty. Hope that your baby clears up soon.|
|08-20-2013 02:52 PM|
Sore on bottom from licking
Okay so about a month ago we noticed Bristal licking her butt a Lot. So we looked and her anus was red and swollen looking. So we took her to the vet who thought she needed her anal glands cleaned out. She she did that but all she said she got was fluid. They were not impacted. She said the swelling was being caused by excessive licking. She suggested worming her with pan a cure for 3 days. 1 cc per 4 pounds. Which I did. She also suggested it could be a food allergy. We had switched our dogs back to dog chow because was were so broke due to unforseen circumstances. Our akita is actually doing better on their dog chow than he did on diamond naturals or TOTW.
So anyway we decided to pull Bristal off all dog food. She is getting a raw diet now for the past week or so. She is also on antibiotics.
I looked last night and the sore seems more pink than red and smaller. I think it is getting better.
Any of you have any idea what could have been or is the problem? Vet seems kind of stumped.