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There are a couple possibilities for this behavior that Jena and Magnus are showing. One is an allergic reaction that is causing this which is odd in both dogs but can happen. For this, give them both Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs. This can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy and will help stop the itching so they will leave these areas alone so they can heal. The other possibility is impacted anal glands, common in the smaller dogs but can happen in larger dogs as well. They will not always scoot and the irritation of this pressure for sweet Jena and Magnus will make them lick it constantly. Have your groomer or vet check their anal glands if the Benadryl does not help. In most cases, it will be one of these 2 conditions. There can also be a form of Obsessive/Compulsive behavior that can cause this but this is less likely.Does that make sense to you?
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