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My 15 year old pug has been "air-humping" uncontrolably for the last couple days. Is this a health issue for him? He is not neutered. Thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
This could be a sign of irritation in his urinary tract. I would consider checking his prostate gland and doing a urinalysis to check for an infection in his bladder or prostate. I would also check his anal glands. Since we have to do a rectal exam to check the prostate, the anal glands are right there to be felt.
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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