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, Dr. Jo. I would like to know what this staining could be as it can- not be cleaned by normal shampooing,. She toilets normaly. and active age my vet of some 20 years as supplied stiroids to stop her from licking (prednidale tabs 5mg ) but do not work . I have change her diet reasently from a semy wet pack wainwrights 7+years turkey rice to james wellbeloved adult wet turkey rice veg pack could this have anything to do with her condition. thanks a paul.
Thank you your question . There are a few different things that can cause this kind of staining that shampoo does not remove.
1. Porphyromonas bacteria from saliva. This type of stain is caused by bacteria in the mouth and results from long-term licking. The stain cannot be removed by any process; it can only be prevented.
The key to preventing it is to stop the licking.
The most common reasons in this area include anal gland issues and food allergies.
Anal gland issues are not likely in your dog's case because she had a normal physical exam.
Food allergies are the most likely culprit to cause long-term anal licking with no other apparent abnormalities.
The best way to determine if there is a food allergy is to do a 2-month trial of a hypoallergenic diet like Hill's Z/D and absolutely nothing else by mouth. If the licking goes away, you know that's what you're dealing with.
2. A secondary yeast infection on the skin.
This can occur secondary to anal gland problems or food allergies. This requires treatment with an antifungal medication 6 weeks.
Both types of staining are rust red. You will need your veterinarian's help to decide which is more likely the case dog.
3. Some types of staining are normal. I would consider this to be the case if there is not excessive licking and the skin looks normal.
I hope this information helps. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.