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Why does my dog lick and bite at her butt? She has been doing

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Why does my dog lick and bite at her butt? She has been doing it for 3 days now. I give her monthly heart worm pills. Doesn't that cover other types of worms too? She has been spayed. She is a shar-pei mix.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
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We can see this for several causes:

- A colitis / inflammation of the rectum

- Parasites / Worms

- Allergies as well

With that said, anal gland inflammation can also do this.


If the stools are abnormal, having them checked would be a good idea.

If the signs continue, t
o diagnose this, your veterinarian can perform a rectal examination and attempt to feel and express the anal sacs (LINK HERE)

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