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My female dog has been licking her private parts and it is

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My female dog has been licking her private parts and it is very red. Is there something I can do without having to take her to the vet?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for your post!

From what you describe, on possible cause is a vaginitis - which is an inflammation or infection of the vagina or vulva.

Other possible causes would be a urinary tract infection.

I would recommend having a urine sample evaluation to see if there is a UTI.

This link may also help!

You can try to use an antibacterial shampoo on the genital area, but if this is a true UTI, the signs will persist until antibiotics are used.

I hope this information and the link are helpful!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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