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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Licking anus or uretheria

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licking anus or uretheria
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Debbie, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We need to determine if Zoey is licking her anus or vulva before knowing how to help her. Dogs who lick their anus are often dogs with an anusitis which can arise secondary to both allergic skin disease (atopy or food intolerance). Anal gland impaction/infection is also a consideration. Dogs who lick their vulva may suffer from a urinary tract infection involving the urethra but also a vulvar skin fold infection (pyoderma) or simply grooming themselves. Observe her closely and see if you can clarify which area she's licking.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Debbie,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Zoey. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin