My dog is two years old Akita? mix (we really are not sure). She is a rescue, which I got about 7 months ago. She spent the first two years of her life in a privacy fence with no real human contact.... anyways, as soon as I got her she saw the vet and was updated on all her shots. She had a sweetish foul smell every so often and would rub her vulva area and slide her butt across the floor. I had her groomed in January and her Anal sacs released thinking this would solve it. It didn't seem to really help. I had her fixed in February, hoping this would help. It has not seemed to help either. Any idea of what I could do? Do I need to break down and get her into the vet again? Thank you so much for any feedback/suggestions you may have!!
Our rescue male Westie had a almost funny was to scratch his anal (area) itch. He would sit on the rough finish carpet and spin around, not drag. I too though it was a sac problem, but was not.
His annual physical came to his aid. The vet raised his tail (the Westie is characterized by holding its short tail in a vertical) and pointed to a red rash area just at the base of his tail. He had some other problems and is still taking antihistamine, antibiotic, and an internal yeast fighting medication. I also cleaned the area at least once a day with a "hot spot" over the counter medication. He seems to be okay now, no more sit and spin.
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