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I am sorry to hear casey is having this problem.
Where exactly is she licking and what is swollen?
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?
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.
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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.
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