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Why is my dog licking her butt


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Why is my dog licking her butt?

My dog is licking her butt constantly when she is walking and will continue to do so regardless of where she is walking. Sometimes she even goes up to the door to her bathroom and does it.

I noticed it about a year ago when she started but was wondering if anyone has ever seen something like this.

My friend is a vet tech and I took her to the vet because she thinks it may be an internal infection or problem. I've talked to my friends that are vets and they say they've never heard of something like this and have to look into it more.

Also she is 13 so I'm worried that it's her hormones.

Does anyone have any suggestions or can someone direct me to the right people that can help me out?

I don't think she has worms. That's what I thought.

Thank you for your help.

AJE

March 15th, 2009, 05:59 AM

I know that in older dogs, things like this are common... the dog is stressed and overgrooming.

I will say that I'd be worried if it's not normal. I am talking about constant licking and maybe some of it being near the anal opening. She has to let herself go when walking. The dogs is walking with me and I can't get the best of the footage and I have tried to snap it. You'll just have to believe me when I say it was constant.

If I have to guess, it is her anal glands and she is cleaning herself off. I also would think she would be doing it more if she was feeling stressed, anxious or if there was some physical illness.

AJE

March 15th, 2009, 10:17 AM

Thanks for your reply.

AJE

March 15th, 2009, 10:36 AM

There was a thread about this over at Pets4You and I have been trying to get pics and to see some videos but there is just no time to watch for hours so I have given up for now. I'll keep you posted on my next find.

Thanks again, AJE.

AJE

April 6th, 2009, 05:23 AM

I hope I can count on everyone that answered to help me.

AJE

April 6th, 2009, 05:25 AM

It looks like it stopped but I will post some stills in a new thread.

Thanks for all of your replies.

AJE

April 6th, 2009, 06:04 AM

Well here is the pictures.

Here is a side by side with the front one taken in front of the dog. The one in the middle is the same with me and her, only I have mine on the tripod.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/e140/RanjaLily/piglet-1.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/e140/RanjaLily/piglet-2.jpg

AJE

April 6th, 2009, 06:16 AM

Thank you, AJE, for the pictures of you with your baby.

It does indeed look like it is a male, but there are some problems.

First, if it is male, there are no genitalia visible. If it is a she, the scrotum should have descended by now. If it is male, there will be a penis and testicles visible, in the female, no testicles and no scrotum.

Second, if it is a she, she should have fur over her rump. She will probably shed to keep warm (a good idea in cold climates). With a male, you should see hairless rump.

Thank you, RanjaLily, for the info about baby pig.

Jared

April 6th, 2009, 06:40 AM

Thank you, AJE, for the pictures of you with your baby.

It does indeed look like it is a male, but there are some problems.

First, if it is male, there are no genitalia visible. If it is a she, the scrotum should have descended by now. If it is male, there will be a penis and testicles visible, in the female, no testicles and no scrotum.

Second, if it is a she, she should have fur over her rump. She will probably shed to keep warm (a good idea in cold climates). With a male, you should see hairless rump.

Thank you, RanjaLily, for the info about baby pig.

Jared

Thank you, AJE, for the pictures of you with your baby.

It does indeed look like it is a male, but there are some problems.

First, if it is male, there are no genitalia visible. If it is a she, the scrotum should have descended by now. If it is male, there will be a penis and testicles visible, in the female, no testicles and no scrotum.

Second, if it is a she, she should have fur over her rump. She will probably shed to keep warm (a good idea in cold climates). With a male, you should see hairless rump.

Thank you, RanjaLily, for the info about baby pig.

Jared

April 6th, 2009, 07:30 AM

Thank you, AJE, for the pictures of you with your baby.

I hope it is the male because as you mentioned you can see it's hairless back.

The male does not have the scrotum or testicles.

I don't understand, the scrotum should have descended by now.

April 6th, 2009, 07:37 AM

I don't understand, the scrotum should have descended by now.

The scrotum is on the inside of the body, it is not an outside thing. The baby pig (the piglet, the young pig) does not have one yet. It is still too early for the scrotum to form.

If this is an older piglet (2+ months old), there are 2 more possibilities for it's gender: either it has not developed yet, or the testicles have descended into the scrotum but there's not enough fat to allow them to descend deeper into the scrotum.

(The reason you can see hair on the back of the piglet is that, in fact, there is some hair, but it is the baby pig's first hair and he/she is still in the stage of growing it.)

(If this is an older piglet, then that means that the testicles haven't descended far enough into the scrotum, but it can't be determined if it's a male or a female without knowing if the ovaries have developed yet.)

I hope that was helpful.

April 6th, 2009, 07:51 AM

Ok, so I found this on the net:

I have seen a female that was born with hair on her back but it was so thin that you could see the light. My daughter was born with that little bit of hair and you can't see it that well here. I was told that she is a female but could not be sure because I don't know the breed. She


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