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My ***** ***** terrier is 17 years. The last week or two he has been licking his private parts. This is a new behavior for him. Otherwise he is urinating normally.
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I forgot to mention he was diagnosed with Cushing disease about a year and s half ago.
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Generally this means that there is some type of urinary tract infection or bladder stones causing infection. What I would suggest is that you take a sample of urine first thing in the morning and drop it off to your Vet for testing. If there are crystals in there it will indicate stones and if it is an infection that will show as well. Either may require treatment of antibiotic, change in diet, or surgery(stones) .

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