Why my coton is licking her bum

by Mary Mamone
(Ontario canada)

Periods of restlessness, discomfort, licking her bum concerned me. The vet penetrated her to release the fluid that wasn't being released during her bowel movement it seemed to help but the licking continued the vet gave us cream which helped but not for long

what could be the problem please very concerned

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Jun 24, 2019
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by: Carol and Pogo

My coton de tulear is 7 years old and I've never had a problem until last month when he started licking his bum one night. He was doing this consistently for a day or two until I decided to take a peek and see if there was anything there. I saw a large red lump that I thought was a bee staying so I immediately took him to the vet.

They immediately knew what the problem was. And infected anal gland. He had never had any problems until now so I was a little surprised. They had to lanced and cleaned it out... the poor little guy. Then he was on antibiotics and steroid for a week or two. He's been fine since.

I have heard that pumpkin and ground flaxseed can help with this and add the fiber needed to naturally express these glands.

Since you took her in and they expressed the glands, she might continue to lick for a while. My Pogo did also. Hopefully it will take care of the problem - but try the pumpkin or flax seed for preventive measures.

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