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My bichon 13years has an inflamed vaginal area it is

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my bichon 13years has an inflamed vaginal area it is bothering her alot
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: bichon fresie dog
JA: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: two days ago she was groomed and then her vaginal area has become inflamed
JA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name?
Customer: bella
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about bella?
Customer: she has been trying to chew the area and drags her behind on the floor, not worms I have checked that
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

I am sorry to learn Bella is not feeling well. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she spayed?

2- Is she urinating more frequently?

3- Any vaginal discharge?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
she is spayed no discharge not urinating frequently and not eating
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for answering my questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Friend, as you have suspected it is likely the vaginal tissue has become irritated when she was groomed. Then, the licking/gnawing at the area is causing more inflammation. This is what you can do:

1- Need to stop her from licking or she is going to delay healing and promote an infection. Pick up an E collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing the affected area.

2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.

3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical cortisone cream in the inflamed tissue. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. You can buy topical cortisone cream over the counter in any pharmacy.

4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 1-2 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter