Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Veterinary Questions
Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Is she on any flea prevention? Is she on any medications?
Okay thanks for the additional information. How long has this been going on for? A couple things you may want to rule out is either an urinary tract infection which can sometimes cause irritation around the private area. In that case a urine sample would needed to test for it and antibiotics may be needed. Another possibility could be some type of allergies that has suddenly developed. Dogs can be allergic to things in the environment or food or a combination of both. To treat allergies commonly used medications are either some type of antihistamine, a steroid, or a new medication called Apoquel
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