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My Bichon/poodle mix 9 yrs old has been diagnosed with tail

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My Bichon/poodle mix 9 yrs old has been diagnosed with tail gland hyperplasia, My vet rather not take a biopsy due to his tail is very thin. He goes for weeks without touching it but then there are weeks he is very aggressive about chewing at it . when we catch him doing this we put a soft collar on him, but what can we do to alleviate the itching we had him on prednisolone for a while but I don't feel that works?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a few questions for you to better assess your situation.

Is he neutered?

Is the area greasy, scaly, discolored or thickened?