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I have a 7 year old dachshund that keeps biting at his rear…

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I have a 7 year old dachshund that keeps biting at his rear end area . Two other vets have stated they thought it was allergic reaction and have expressed his anal glands on numerous occasions. He is a spoiled inside dog that is bathed regularly. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dachshund's name and age?

Jed. Age 7

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

Not that I can think of

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Dr. Paul Brazzell here

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Great!

I agree with the other veterinarians

Anal gland problems and scooting are almost always secondary to underlying allergies

Expressing anal glands just aggravates things

So I would put him onto a hypoallergenic diet-> This must be prescription and you can buy it from any veterinary clinic

I prefer venison and rice

Paul

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
We will definitely give it a try . Thank you for your help today.

You are very welcome

Important to feed nothing other than the prescription diet :)

Update me in a few weeks

And you can rate me now- I will leave this link open for you

Paul

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