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I HAVE A LASO APSO OF 11YEARS SHE AS A SLIGHT DARK BROWN DISCHARD

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I HAVE A LASO APSO OF 11YEARS SHE AS A SLIGHT DARK BROWN DISCHARD FROM
AROUND HER ANAL GLANDS WHITCH STAINDS HER HAIR COULD YOU PLEASE
EXPLAINE TO ME WHAT SIMPTOMS.
THANKS ALAN PAUL
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.
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I'm sorry she is having this issue, but glad you are looking information you need.

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In order to help you better, I will need some clarification, if you please.

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Can you please tell me specifically what your question is.

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Are you asking if this kind of staining is a symptom of a problem?

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Or are you asking what you can do to prevent or treat it?

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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.

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Dr. Jo :

Thank you your question . There are a few different things that can cause this kind of staining that shampoo does not remove.

Dr. Jo :

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.

Dr. Jo :

The key to preventing it is to stop the licking.

Dr. Jo :

The most common reasons in this area include anal gland issues and food allergies.

Dr. Jo :

Anal gland issues are not likely in your dog's case because she had a normal physical exam.

Dr. Jo :

Food allergies are the most likely culprit to cause long-term anal licking with no other apparent abnormalities.

Dr. Jo :

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.

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2. A secondary yeast infection on the skin.

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This can occur secondary to anal gland problems or food allergies. This requires treatment with an antifungal medication 6 weeks.

Dr. Jo :

Both types of staining are rust red. You will need your veterinarian's help to decide which is more likely the case dog.

Dr. Jo :

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.

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I hope this information helps. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

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