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My Chihuahua is licking his tail and his...

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15 Jan 2022

My Chihuahua is licking his tail and his anus. Scooting his anus across my carpet. Why would he be doing this?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you notice the Chihuahua had started scooting? Has there been any swelling or discharge?
Customer: Last night. No swelling or discharge
JA: Has he been pooping normally?
Customer: yes.
JA: And what's the Chihuahua's name and age?
Customer: Kingsley 2years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
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Abbett Hudson
Abbett Hudson
associate veterinarian

Hi, I'm Dr. A., thank you for reaching out to just answer today. I am happy to assist. Please give me a few moments to review the information you have provided.

Please be aware I am a licensed veterinarian, but since I am not actually examining your animal, I cannot legally provide you with any specific diagnosis or prescribe medication. I can only speak in general terms about what might be happening and help you determine if/when you need to seek medical attention.

15 Jan 2022
Customer reply
15 Jan 2022
Ok
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Dog Specialist's response
15 Jan 2022
Abbett Hudson
Abbett Hudson
associate veterinarian

The symptoms you are describing are very common with anal gland impaction/infection.

I would recommend getting Kingsley into your veterinarian for an exam and to have the glands expressed.

In the meantime, you can give him Aspirin at 5 mg per lb. or Tylenol at 7 mg per lb. every 12 hours to help with the pain/inflammation. I would also recommend getting the supplement Glandex to start treating him with to help him get the glands expressed on his own.

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Customer reply
15 Jan 2022
Ok
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Customer reply
15 Jan 2022
Where do I purchase Glandex?
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Dog Specialist's response
15 Jan 2022
Abbett Hudson
Abbett Hudson
associate veterinarian

Either a pet store or you can order it online.

15 Jan 2022
Customer reply
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Ok
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Customer reply
15 Jan 2022
Thanks so much
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Dog Specialist's response
15 Jan 2022
Abbett Hudson
Abbett Hudson

You're welcome!

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Abbett Hudson
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