Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am 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- Is the odor like very bad and strong?
2- Is she rubbing the butt on the floor?
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
IT may be that Kamper has a mild staph infection in this area caused by some feces that has gotten stuck in this area. This will cause a Pyoderma on the skin that can be very smelly but a different smell from anal glands. The best treatment for this is to wash this area daily and the apply Betadine after the wash which will dry out this area so the bacteria that is causing this terrible odor cannot grow. This can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy. If this does not resolve within a few days, have your vet examine Kamper to be sure we have not missed anything. This can be fairly common when they have some soft stool.
Does that make sense to you?
Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.Sincerely, ***** *****
You should do this every 12 hrs for the first few days and then daily for the rest of the week. This infection is only on the skin and will not go inside....it is only superficial. This will be very effective and make your guy more comfortable.
You are very welcome! Please let me know how things are going after a few days and I may be able to direct you further.
Have a great day!!
That is so great!! I did not realize that Kamper was so large...cleaning must be tough for the big guy! Good job!!!