Posted by: Amanda | 2008/08/28

Dog licking bum

My Jack Russel female is constantly licking her bum. I took her to the vet a few times, but they say it' s normal and that her anal glands are not full of fluid. What can I do to get her to stop licking herself?

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Can also be whipworm. If the anus is red, Fissan paste for babies sometimes helps to heal and soothe. Difficult to give other advice on this one without having a look and a poke.

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Posted by: Ginger | 2008/08/28

It is normal - dogs seem to be obsessed with it. Though check for flea bites or hot spots and treat them. Once a dog gets a spot they don' t stop unless it is healed up.

Maybe you could try something like dog tea tree oil - they don' t like the taste of it.

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