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1- How long has this been going on?
2- Is the skin around the anal sphincter inflamed or the anus is protruding outward?
3- Did he get into anything?
1- Does he have diarrhea?
2- Has he been straining?
Pushing hard to defecate?
1- Has he been drinking the salt water?
2- Can you post a picture of his anal area?
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A very common cause for scooting is having the anal glands full; his anal glands may need to be expressed. The redness and inflammation could be secondary to self-inflicted trauma. It is also important to rule out a prolapsed rectum if you are seeing the anal sphincter protruding outward.
In this case, I would recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian to check his anal glands. In the meantime, this is what you can do:
1- Need to stop him from licking or he is going to delay healing and make it worse. Pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing the affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy topical cortisone cream and apply to the inflamed skin 2 times a day.
3- Apply vaseline or ky jelly on the anal sphincter; do not let the part that is protruding outward get dry; use the vaseline or ky jelly as needed.
4- Follow up with your family veterinarian.My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter