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I have a corgi who is constantly biting around the tail

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I have a corgi...

I have a corgi who is constantly biting around the tail area. He also sits on carpet and turns in circles he loves being petted but now most times he wants his tail around his butt scratched.could you tell me what causes that.I might mention he is quite a bit overweight

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Name is ***** ***** approximately 5 or six yrs old

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

He does seem to have a raw place between his toes.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your concerns today.

I am sorry that Hank is in some discomfort. The first question I always ask is what are you doing for regular flea control? Even if you do not see fleas on Hank, are you using a topical, pill, or regular bathing?

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I put the flea conto heart guard in tube on him once a month
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

OK. Great. Then this is probably not a flea problem.

The two other common possibilities are some mild to moderate back pain, or one ( or both ) anal glands are impacted. This can definitely cause some discomfort, & given that he is a bit chubby, very likely.

Allergies from another source can not be discounted, but if he is not licking or chewing elsewhere, ten this is unlikely.

Is it possible to have him examined by your veterinarian in case it is his anal glands bothering him?

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