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My 14 month old female boxer has been chewing at the end of

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My 14 month old female boxer has been chewing at the end of her rear at first I looked hoping it wasn't an anal gland issue no all good so then she kept doing it and I finally was able with my husband holding her to check her tail. Well I got to the end pulled up she doesn't want it touched and underneath the hair on bottom it was red and had like white like pustules on it. I decided to see if they were pop able but they feel hard size is like end of a dull pencil maybe smaller. I have given her benadryl to help with itching and then I put some hydrocortisone ointment on it. Well needless to say she knows I've touched it she then is like wanting to lock it off. I read up on what I could find and it had mange and or mites her tail looked nothing g like those pictures and mites they sounded like they would be all over her belly and it's ok . But I can't stand to see her going crazy and I can't keep drugging her up with benadryl and I don't have a vet where we just moved to yet. What do you think? Georgie appreciate some help for me to help her. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am currently not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Can you post a picture on this thread for me to see?

2- How long has this been going on?

3- How much does she weigh?

4- How many milligrams of benadryl are you giving her and how often?