Sometimes dogs can do some pretty amazing things. One of these “talents” is riding the pope. Dogs of both sexes can ride on the pope or “scratch” it. Yes, of course they can skillfully licking her, but this is not always enough. And when the licking is not enough, they often resort to a similar “ride” on the floor. Riding on pope is obviously a sign that something is bothering your dog in her back end.
What to look for
The best way to test your dog is to take a pair of rubber gloves, raise her tail, and inspect the area. What needs to be done next: after you lift the tail of the dog and see the anus, inspect it for possible injuries, irritations, growths or bulges. Try to feel the area around the anus to check for irritation or excretion.
What to do
Depending on what you have defined:
Diarrhea: your dog has had a recent attack diarrhea? Some perfect healthy dogs can ride the pope, to remove any residual excrement. Try to clear this area of your dog with a warm, damp cloth or towel.
Your dog may have been irregular defecation for quite some time? Sometimes after dry or irregular stool, the dog may develop the discomfort. In this case, the dog’s paraanal glands located in the rectal area, they may become clogged, causing her to ride on pope. In this case, again, it is recommended to clear this area. your dog with a clean and damp cloth or towel.
Wounds or discharge: you may notice any wounds or discharge in the rectal area of the dog. Viscous and sticky secretions can indicate infection, and almost any type wounds or infections in this area can cause the dog to rub his booty. This usually does not solve the problem, but it allows the dog feel better. If you find wounds or sticky green or yellow, then as quickly as possible consult your veterinarian.
Growths, irritations or swelling: that’s pretty A common problem in the rectal area of a dog. Any growths and tumors should be shown to the veterinarian as soon as possible. You can cure irritation with an antibiotic ointment, such like bacitracin or hydrocortisone. If this did not help for a few days, call your veterinarian.
What if the dog has nothing of the kind? Probably you treatment and prevention will help with cleansing warm compresses with a little pressure.
When to contact a veterinarian?
Contact your veterinarian in the following cases:
- You see a wound in the rectal area (on the pope) of your dog
- You see any discharge from your rectal opening dogs
- You see growths around the rectal opening (on the pope) of your dogs