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So sorry Goliath is having such discomfort
It is common after expression the rectum/ anal glands are a little irritated
You can try a small amount of preparation H or if you have a 1% cortisone cream but please watch him after application and wipe off after ten minutes to ensure he is not ingesting either product after application. If you have baby wipes these are the gentlest to wipe the rear to minimize further irritation
Please let me know if this makes sense
This can be repeated every 6-8 hours until irritation resolves and you can also use 1 mg/ pound benadryl as well to help with the itch
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But I do advise wiping it off after 10 minutes if he can reach his rear to lick it off
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Then please wash your hands :-)
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LOL, good just wanted to make sure we stay sanitary!