Elvis licks and itches around his butt
by Ann Claire
(Los Angeles, CA)
I get my 3 year old Mini Elvis grommed regularly and they express his anal sacs. But from time to time, maybe a few times a week, he will just go after his rectal area, licking and scratching like crazy.
I am wondering if he has some kind of allergy or what this could be due to. He is on flea meds and doesn't scratch anywhere else. He pants a lot while he is doing it. Seems like he is uncomfortable. Should I take him to the vet?
Is this a breed issue? I have had a lot of dogs but never one who freaks out licking and itching around his butt like this! Please help us!