Does your B do this!!!

Last night Sahara licked her privates, and butt for about 10 minutes. I thought she would never stop, she just cleaned and cleaned. Does your B do this, I know they like to clean themselves like a cat, but Sahara really likes to do this. Should I get her checked out?

Mickii does that… but sometimes trying to lick the butt could be the anal glands... and other private parts can possibility be signs of an UTI, but not usually... I would just keep and eye on her... most likely nothing....

Zahra does this and it normally means her anal glands are full. It smells just awful too when she does it. She did it on the car ride home from vacation and it left a terrible smell and DH thought there was a dead something in the road we were on, I didn't want to tell him what it really was. LOL! I guess I need to take her to the vet to get them expressed. ICK!

Sugar clean's quite a bit too. Don't forget B's are the clean dogs. They'll clean anything!

If I could lick my private parts I'd do it for way more than 10 minutes.

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No one needs to know that!!

@Duke:

No one needs to know that!!

Amen…..:eek:

If your girl is licking her stuff and not her butt, I would suggest helping her clean which will allow you to inspect.

When I would bathe my girl basenji, I would have her all wrapped up and drying off in my lap. I would use a warm wash cloth and wipe around her stuff down there. She always had dirt caked to her area and I always thought it was better to help her clean it than her get an infection.

I never had a problem doing this stuff with my dogs because I consider myself the mom. No one else is going to do it. Mom dogs will lick the puppy butts to encourage going to the bathroom etc.

My girl never fussed about it.

Anal gland expression is cheap and the best money ever spent. Make sure you ask the vet to do it and not a tech or groomer. Ask for the inside expression not the external expression. They are going to charge you either way. Once every 6 months is normal. Cairo started expressing his anal glands right around 5 months. Caesar is a repeat offender and goes every month. I had Cairo's expressed while we were there. The vet said Caesar was olives and Cairo was lima beans.

Once you have cleaned her (no soap, just warm water) and expressed those glands…see if it continues....it could be a UTI, a bug bite from sitting or a scratched anus from scooting if you see that.....

@Gooby:

If I could lick my private parts I'd do it for way more than 10 minutes.

😃 😃 😃 hahaha that made me laugh really hard, especially the reply:)

Jackers went thru this a few weeks ago, and he gave himself a rash because of it. Now hes on allergy meds and a topical spray for his groin area. It made the rash and inflamed area go away, but i have to watch him now. i let him clean himself to a point, but REALLY, and HOUR Jack!!?? I dont think so…lol

@goldenfri:

😃 😃 😃 hahaha that made me laugh really hard, especially the reply:)

I don't know…it kind of gave me a mental picture I really didn't need..... :eek:

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@JazzysMom:

I don't know…it kind of gave me a mental picture I really didn't need..... :eek:

Exactly! Please be respectful - we do not know one another. Thanks!:)

Oursdo that when their anal glands are impacted-

Basenji's do the darndest things!

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They were just wrestling and I was taking pictures and that picture came out. He did not do anything inappropriate, it's humans who interject what’s inappropriate in a dog’s world. They're just being dogs.

@Quercus:

No locker room humor, please 🙂 There is a time and a place, but I am pretty sure it isn't here….

I'm all for a laugh or two, but that was over the top. I concur.:mad:

@Barklessdog:

They were just wrestling and I was taking pictures and that picture came out. He did not do anything inappropriate, it's humans who interject what’s inappropriate in a dog’s world. They're just being dogs.

no, no…Barkless....go back thru the other posts. The comments weren't about your photo (very cute)...it was about a comment regarding licking one's own private parts...

@Quercus:

no, no…Barkless....go back thru the other posts. The comments weren't about your photo (very cute)...it was about a comment regarding licking one's own private parts...

I am sorry if I gave the impression my 'hand slap' was towards your photo…not at all. No need to remove it!!! I think if you go back thru the thread you will realize I just used what you said to play off of a prior post...sorry about the confusion.

Thats fine I dont want to get on the wrong paw here!

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