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Re: Licking

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  August 22, 2001 at 09:02:17

In Reply to: Licking
Posted by:  Corrina
Posted on:  August 21, 2001 at 18:33:03

Question:

: Our jack is 2yrs old. About 2 weeks after we gave him his first flea treatment(the drops on the neck) he has begun to lick himself all over his genital area, mostly his testicles. I have timed him, he will do this for almost 10 min. It is very annoying at night on our bed to hear this constant licking sound. The feas are gone and he will sometimes chew on himself down there too. It's like living with a cat. No hair (that's noticable) is coming out because of this. Is he feeling a sensation from the flea drops or do his testicles bother him. HELP!! My jack is turning into a cat!!!

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Hi Corrina,

The first thing I would do is have him checked over by your vet. It is better to be on the safe side and make sure everything is okay physically first.

He could have had a flea allergy and a single flea bite can make a dog miserable for weeks.

He might also be able to give him an antihistimine to relieve the itching. I can tell you with this breed many are prone to keep licking and itching well after the fact, they can get a bit obssessive over it.

Check with your vet first.

Regards,
Marie