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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Swollen anus but it's circumf erentially and had never had

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Swollen anus but it's circumf erentially and had never had issues with her glands. She's not scooting. She's been licking it all day yesterday and i wonder if it was irritated and she licked it and made it worse. I have her a trazadone today so she hopefully leave it alone today. I can see my vet tomorrow, but I'm leaving on vacation on Friday. Any ideas?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Digest what? The trazadone is her script cuz of fire works. Tasha
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: She's 2. She's an australian cattle dog
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry to hear about your Aussie having this problem with her anus. This could be an infection or an allergic reaction. It does sound irritated.

You can try applying a little cortisone ointment such as Cortaid, and keeping her from licking it for a few minutes until it is absorbed. That may help with swelling and irritation.

I am glad you are getting her checked by your veterinarian tomorrow, in case she needs antibiotics. Please let me know what other questions you may have.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

How is she doing? Please let me know if my answer was helpful and what other questions you may have.