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I am sorry to learn Bella is not feeling well. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is she spayed?
2- Is she urinating more frequently?
3- Any vaginal discharge?
Thank you for answering my questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.
Friend, as you have suspected it is likely the vaginal tissue has become irritated when she was groomed. Then, the licking/gnawing at the area is causing more inflammation. This is what you can do:
1- Need to stop her from licking or she is going to delay healing and promote an infection. Pick up an E collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing the affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.
3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical cortisone cream in the inflamed tissue. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. You can buy topical cortisone cream over the counter in any pharmacy.
4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 1-2 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination.My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter