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My rat terrier who is going to be 11 will not stop wining…

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My rat terrier who...

My rat terrier who is going to be 11 will not stop wining and sniffing at my female Shepard who is 7. He keeps jumping in her spot every time she gets up and sniffs not to mention her butt everytime she moves.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

Theo

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Theo?

Not that I'm aware of I'm just worried because the female is snapping at him. Theo is very jealous and territorial with everyone because he is a mamas boy. He will growl and snap at my husband if he tries to get in bed with me lately. He's never bitten anyone or was like this before

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please tell me if your female is spayed or not. Is there any indication that she suffers from vaginitis (discharge from her vulva) or a urinary tract infection (stranguria/frequent attempts to urinate little or no urine or hematuria/blood in the urine)? Has she been licking her anus excessively or "scooting" on her anus suggestive of anal gland infection?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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