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Hi this is Dr Hill. A few questions for you. Did the grooming with anal gland expression help Maggie feel better? Meaning, did she stop scooting for a while? what is her normal diet? Have you changed her diet in the last few months? Can you take a picture of her bottom and post it for me to look at? thank you
Great. Thank you. Make sure to hold her tail up for the photo. I would avoid changing her food because her symptoms can be a sign of intolerance to a different diet.
Is she intact? Is there any discharge from her vulva?
Intact means not spayed. If she is not spayed and has irritation on her vulva and discharge, then I worry about a uterine infection, called a pyometra. Pyometra can be life threatening if left untreated. I have to sign off for a few hours. You should be able to contact Just Answer for help posting the picture. I am a user of the sight, like you. I will check in later today to see if you were able to post. Has she been eating and drinking normally? Have you noticed that her water consumption has increased?
It could still be allergic in nature. I would consider a trial with diphenhydramine (plain benadryl) 1 mg per pound of body weight twice daily an see if that helps with the irritation. Still try to send a picture if possible. Feel free to ask follow up questions. You can continue to post on this thread for a couple of days, even after rating. Take care.