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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question about this little one. What is her name? How old is she? When was she last seen by your vet? Is she still eating and drinking well?
Thank you for all that information about Penny. How have her stools been recently? Soft or pretty well formed? It is good that she's acting normal at this time. Any chance you can post a picture of what you're seeing with the paper clip icon?
Thank you for the picture. What may be going on here is that the softer stool is getting caught in the fur back there and then this stays in contact with the skin and causes some mild irritation. Some of these little ones have lose stool as they have eaten something new (a new food or treat). A lot of times, if the stools get back to normal, they don't stick back there and if the skin can dry out, it will quiet down. Some need some medication to help the lose stools get corrected. Others with a lot of long fur back there, they can benefit from a sanitary shave. If you keep the area free of feces and give it a day or two, it may quiet down on its own and the stools could start to firm up.
That is good that she has been dewormed and up to date with everything. But, if she's indoor / outdoor, she could have picked up some intestinal parasites from catching something outside like a mouse or something. You could always take a stool sample to your vet to have them screen it. She is scooting as the area back there is irritated and doing that helps to make it feel good. Much like an itch, she's trying to scratch it.
I would just clean the area with a damp, warm wash rag and then blot it dry. Don't try and trim it as I've seen way to many nicks of the skin from owner trying to trim areas.
I'm hoping that this little one is back to normal here soon! Give this ball of energy some extra play time for me! Take care.