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Old August 21st, 2009, 04:21 PM
finneganrobinso finneganrobinso is offline
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sensitivity at base of tail

my dog has become extremely sensitive at the base of his tail - the above part! When it is touched he tucks his tail in and drops his hips so that he is almost sitting. But the most disturbing (?) thing is that he also reacts with a constant licking / chewing motion with his mouth. I am not sure if this is painful to him or not. There does not seem to be an anal gland problem as he is not scooting or anything like that, nor emitting any kind of smell. But this sensitivity has become extreme as he reacts as described above whether that area is being petted, or scratched - or even if the leash happens to touch him there. Does anyone have any idea as to what could be causing this, or what the licking/chewing could mean?
Thank you
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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:43 PM
t.pettet t.pettet is offline
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If you can get the area shaved you'll be able to see what is going on. Could be a hot spot that he's aggrivating to the point its sore.
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Old Today, 02:05 PM
jospaeth jospaeth is offline
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Hello, I just found this site and was researching about sensitivity to dogs around the tail area. The post that was described fit my dog perfectly.
If you touch either side of her tail, she will move to that side and drop down almost to the ground. She also has been licking the area a lot. Any ideas?
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