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She started licking herself this morning and been at it most

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She started licking herself this morning and been at it most of the day . Now it's all swollen out ,and she haven't had this before
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Casey and she's 6
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Casey?
Customer: Nothing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear casey is having this problem.

Where exactly is she licking and what is swollen?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No calls please
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

I apologize for the call request, it is automatic and not by us.

Is she having any straining to urinate?

Any blood in the urine?

Is she spayed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No blood and not strayed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just swelling and bite and licking it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Never like it before
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

I see.

This could be due to a number of things: urinary tract infection, skin infection, infection in the vagina or of the vulva, bladder stones, or even a tumor in the bladder or urinary tract. The first thing to do would be to have her urine checked by your vet to look for any problems. They likely will want to do a good exam as well to rule out any other issues. If this is an infection they will start her on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication. If it is not an infection, they may want to do x-rays or ultrasound to look at the bladder and uterus to make sure there is no issue there. I would have her seen today if she is that uncomfortable.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome.

I wish you both the best.

I suspect this might just be a urinary tract infection, in which case it would be a simple treatment.

Have a great day!

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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