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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My Maltese has stains around her mouth and. This is new

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My Maltese has brown stains around her mouth and butt. This is new behavior in the past 2 months!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Maltese's name?
Customer: Phebe she is 12
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Phebe?
Customer: She is wonderful
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Customer: she is drooling really bad and licking
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. It appears that the Expert you were hoping to speak with is not currently available. I have stepped in to assist you in their absence. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about Phebe?

1) Are you seeing any change in her behavior, such as additional licking?
2) How often is she groomed?
3) Is she currently on any medications?
4) Any recent diet change?
5) Any sensitivity to foods or medications?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she is groomed about every 10 weeks. no new food. no meds. yes she is licking a lot more. and rubbing her butt on the carpet. she seems sad.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi Cheryl, thanks for your response.

We most commonly associate this type of behavior with allergies. If she's not already taking a medication to help with the licking, please consider one of the following. I prefer Zyrtec, though she may be too small for it:

The dragging of her rear end on the carpet may either be allergies or a signal that she needs to have her anal glands expressed. I would recommend dropping her by the groomer's location or vets office and having them checked. Be sure to ask your groomer if they do this with each groom that she receives. Some groomers don't offer the service.

Once she's feeling better, you can use a product like Eye Envy, who had a beard and foot protocol to whiten stained coats:

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Hi Cheryl,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?