If she is licking her vaginal area she could have a vaginal infection or a urinary tract infection. The vagina and urethra share some common anatomy. You can differentiate between a vaginal infection and a urinary tract infection by having your vet perform a cystocentesis (acquiring the urine via needle). If the urine is infection free, than it may be a vaginal infection. The vagina can be cultured to look for yeast or bacterial infections.
If she is licking her skin, she may have food allergies or atopy (allergic skin disease). Allergies can be to anything in the environment or any ingredient in the food. Other causes for licking, chewing or scratching skin are: ring worm, scabies or demodex mites, other skin parasites, bacterial or fungal skin infections, behavioral problems, chemical irritants, and more.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.