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What could this dog behavior mean ?

Posted by toomuchglass (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 8, 09 at 22:26

Poppy is a cocker spaniel mix (mutt) ...... just turned 5 .
This last week , she's been attacking her butt . I mean ---- in the middle of doing something - she quick plop and lick at her butt . It's been happening quite a bit. She is not one to let anyone examine her backside ...... but I got to her to roll over & let me take a long look with a flashlight. I know what fleas & flea dirt look like ..... I spread the thick hair all around her "pee-pee" .... her butt , her cheeks and inside her legs. Nothing. I cut a bunch of hair off her backside --- & did cut off some poop that was stuck to her fur around her butt . She's doing it way less now , but still now & then. She's never had a problem with her glands . I don't think that's it.

The part of her that is cocker - has hair that grows like wool . ( like a schnauzers legs ) I'm guessing the rest of her is Jack Russel. Short. Do you think the hair is the issue ? Thank you .

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RE: What could this dog behavior mean ?

It is possible that she has mattes, how often do you brush her out? Could be you use treatment? Those are the only two things I can think of. Good luck

RE: What could this dog behavior mean ?

Worth a check of her anal glands. I once had a dog that had her anal glands don't want to go thru that!

RE: What could this dog behavior mean ?

Possibly her anal glands. When you take her to the vet also take a stool sample. Have them check for worms.

RE: What could this dog behavior mean ?

The anal gland is a good idea, one of the signs of an npacted gland is butt scooting. If you see this have your groomer or vet take care of it. Sounds like a groomer is probably in order anyway, nails, brushing and anal glands once a month for about $40 and you are all set.

RE: What could this dog behavior mean ?

yes the fur in the groin can cause problems, usually groomers just shave it off and around the butt too. that hair can get matted, hide fleas, catch urine and around the butt poop can get caught in the fur so it's much cleaner to not have it.

something is irritating her, it could be a flea bite or other skin irritation that you cant see, or it could be blocked glands and just because her glands have never blocked up before doesnt mean it wont happen. If she had poop stuck to her butt she may just need a wash back there.

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