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Why is my dog creeping on the floor she had her anal glands

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Why is my dog creeping on the floor she had her anal glands done 2wks ago her water test was clear
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- Do you mean she is rubbing her butt on the floor? If so, can you see if there is any redness or irritation in the anal region?There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your reply,no there isnt any redness or inflamation.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
1- Is she licking her butt or at least trying? 2- How is the rest of her skin in her body? 3- Any other symptoms? 4- How much does she weigh? 5- Any pre existing medical conditions? 6- How are her bowel movements, normal?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1,she does try to lick her buty,her skin is fine,she weighs about 10lbs,no other medical problems,bowels are fine
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Friend it sounds like Rosie has anal pruritis which basically means an itchy butt. A very common cause for anal pruritis is an underlying allergy (food or environmental). I would recommend the following: 1- Change her diet to a prescription food called Hill's z/d or a grain free diet with a different source of protein then what she normally has had in the past. For example: If she seldom ate fish then put her on a food that has fish. When on this diet she should not eat anything else or she will not improve. Needs to be on this diet for 6-8 weeks before you see significant improvement. For treats you can give her veggies like: Baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. 2- Start her on Chlorpheniramine 1-2mg every 8 hours. You can buy Chlorpheniramine over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist). 3- Supplement with Eicosaderm (omega 3 fatty acids); you can buy this over the counter in any pet store or online. Give at label dose.4- Discuss with your vet about starting her on a low dose of corticosteroids for a short period to relieve the itching while you change her diet and start her on anti histamines. 5- If the above doesn't help you can discuss with your vet about a trial with a medication called Apoquel. Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you dr peter, my husband took rosie to our vet,so i would like to cancel any further payment
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

You will need to customer service for payment issues. I don't deal with payments, I am sorry.

 

You're welcome.