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Hi, I just noticed my dog's anus is red, and he trying to lick it and scoot his butt on the ground. This has happened once before a couple months ago and the vet gave us an antimicrobial shampoo and powder to use everyday on his rear for a week and Clavamox pills. This cleared up the infection or "bacterial overgrowth" as the vet called it but it is now happening again! Is there anything I can do or change to prevent this? He is a 34lb, pointer hound mutt, 5 years old. He eats Victor Yukon River salmon/sweet potato grain free. The vet also expressed his anal glands last time and she said they were fine as well. He has normal poop. No other current issues.

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Hi Belinda,  Yes, I can help with your dog's anal glad problem.  Do see your Vet for a follow-up visit if you notice any red areas or swelling.  Otherwise, I can help with the following suggestions :

Continue on the Victor dog food .. YOU are feeding a good brand and flavor

Start adding metamucil cookies to the diet every other day , long term   -- Yes, it's safe and works great to add a little more fiber to the diet  --  here is a link to the Metamucil product http://www.drugstore.com/metamucil-fiber-wafers-cinnamon-spice/qxp15225

Last , Start your dog onto the NuVET Plus daily vitamin supplement , order here and tell them Pet nurse Marie sent you order code 81098   HOLISTIC and NOT sold in stores  http://www.nuvet.com/81098
The product is made in the USA, natural and helps with skin, coat, anal glands and healing - YOU want the GREEN bottle

Make sure your boy gets fresh water daily .

Also, check out my blog often.. LOTS of helpful info
Here is one of my HOME cooking recipes..  YES, Beans for dogs, SEE here if you want to home cook http://bulldogvitamins.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-made-beans-rice-food-for-your-p

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Worked for over 25 years with Veterinarians. Marie Peppers, Experience Licensed Nurse Trained in Holistic Pet Nutrition ; Supplements certifications * My comments to your questions are not to be used "in lieu of" veterinarian's advise or treatment - IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR DOG IS ILL OR INJURED, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY. I would be glad to assist in basic health and wellness questions. I have extensive knowledge and often help with client education. I also answer questions on Bulldogs under the Bulldog Expert on this site ****** VISIT My Consulting site for a FREE 20 minute Consultation ( Nutritional consults offered )

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I would be glad to assist in basic health and wellness questions. I have extensive knowledge and often help with client education.

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