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My staffie dog is rubbing her underneath area on the carpet

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My staffie dog is rubbing her underneath area on the carpet and has made it sore and it also has dried blood on it what is her problem and can I do anything for her
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she rubbing her butt on the floor?
2- Where exactly is the sore?
3- Is she licking/gnawing at the area?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
She is not rubbing her backside as we first thought so we wormed her and had her anal glands done, it's her lady bit underneath, she isn't t licking or growing at it, that's what's so strange, it has a red sore spot and this morning dried blood, she has been spared as a pup. I just wondered what it could be. And what treatment she will need.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
1- It is on her vagina, correct? If so, can you double check for any growths or if the folds are moist/red/irritated?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes her vagina having just looked it has two very small red bumps at the back and look sore
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Joan, as you already know the vagina is irritated/inflammed. Her rubbing on the floor will irritate the tissue even more and promote inflammation. This is what you can do:

1- Do not let her lick the medication below, if she does pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing at affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.
3- After washing affected area as above apply topical hydrocortisone cream. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. You can buy this over the counter in any pharmacy. Then, I would place a t-shirt on her to cover her vagina and prevent her from rubbing on the floor.
4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 2-3 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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