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I dewormed my mini dachshund...
I dewormed my mini dachshund 8yrs old a month ago with Drontal? Tab, but she still biting her anus, and her breath seems to be getting worse. Thank you,Lucy
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
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Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
 replied 6 months ago

There are a number of reasons that Lulu might be biting at her anus. Does the region appear swollen?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No
Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
 replied 6 months ago

Things that I would be concerned about would be parasites that are not covered by Drontal, impacted anal glands, or itchy/irritated skin in the region (which could be for a number of reasons). The breath may more may not be related. Is her energy still normal and is she still eating and drinking normally?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
she is eating and drinking normally and energetic, i walk her about 4 times a day. How are parasites treated?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Her brearh was very foul before recieving Drontal, and now seems to be getting worse, along with thebiting/scratching. She just had anal glands expressed, does have dry skin.
Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
 replied 6 months ago

The treatment of parasites is very specific to each parasite. Unfortunately, there is not a medication that treats them all. So it is important to know if she has parasites, and if so, specifically which one. That is best determined by a fecal analysis that your veterinarian can do. I am glad to hear that she recently had her anal glands expressed. Were they normal at that time? If so, it makes it much less likely that this is an anal gland issue. With regards ***** ***** breath, how do her teeth look? Does she have routine annual dental cleanings done?

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