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My Cavalier King Charles has recently had his coat trimmed

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My Cavalier King Charles has recently had his coat trimmed and his anal glands checked and now his anus is inflamed and obviously sore - what to do please?
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- Has he been licking his anus?
2- What is the name or ingredients of the cream you have been applying?
3- How old is your dog?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
5- Is he on any medications?

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.

He has been licking his anus


Tea Tree antiseptic soothing cream


He is three years old


No pre existing medical conditions


He is not on any medications

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Anne, if he continues to lick he will cause more inflammation in the area. You need to stop him from licking. This is what you can do:

1- Pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking the area.
2- Wash affected area with an antibacterial soap. Then, apply a topical hydrocortisone cream, you can find this over the counter in any chemist (pharmacy). Do this 2 times a day for the next 7 days.
3- If no significant improvement within 1-2 days after doing the above I would have your family veterinarian take a look at the sore area.

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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