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I have a German shepherd that is ten years old n seems to

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I have a German shepherd that is ten years old n seems to have an itchy anus. She has been dragging her butt for a few weeks and just wonder what that is all about
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Heidi's rear end is so itchy.

There are several possible causes for this-

-full anal glands

-tapeworms or other parasites, like fleas

-environmental allergies

-food allergies (the most common are chicken and beef)
I would have your vet check her anal area for full or impacted anal glands and parasites. If those are both normal you can talk about allergy treatments such as antihistamines or a food trial.

Does this help? What other questions do you have?

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

How is Heidi today? Were you able to talk to your vet about different options for treating an itchy rear end? Do you have any more questions for me?

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.
Hi Joe,

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

Dr. Amanda