Why is my dog always licking her private area?

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A female dog licking at her privates may be reacting to the irritation caused by impacted anal glands.

Generally speaking, if you think your dog is licking at her privates too much, it's a good idea to call your vet.

Your vet can investigate the issue more and determine if there's a cause that needs treatment.

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A female dog licking at her privates may be reacting to the irritation caused by impacted anal glands.

Generally speaking, if you think your dog is licking at her privates too much, it's a good idea to call your vet.

Your vet can investigate the issue more and determine if there's a cause that needs treatment.

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In the canine world, a moderate degree of licking is part of normal grooming behavior.

For example, a male or female dog may lick the genital area after urinating as a means of cleaning the area.

When this is the case, licking is only related to elimination and is not persistent.

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Urinary Tract Infection.

One of the most common causes, when a dog is licking her private area constantly, is a urinary tract infection.

Affected dogs tend to lick their private area often because the area is irritated and burns.

Sometimes, the affected dog may have accidents around the house.

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A daily vinegar and water wipe down might be necessary for the dog who has chronic yeast infections. If her skin is dry and irritated from excessive licking, 100% coconut oil from your kitchen can help soothe her skin.
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A female dog licking at her privates may be reacting to the irritation caused by impacted anal glands.

Generally speaking, if you think your dog is licking at her privates too much, it's a good idea to call your vet.

Your vet can investigate the issue more and determine if there's a cause that needs treatment.

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In the dog world, a moderate degree of licking is part of normal grooming behavior. For example, a male or female dog may lick the genital area after urinating as a means of cleaning the area… Normal, firm bowel movements are not usually followed by licking.
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Licking is a natural part of the male dog's behavior.

Female dogs will lick their vulva quite vigorously sometimes as they derive pleasure from this activity.

Your dog could have a urinary tract infection.

A visit to the vet would be advisable for further investigation and the vet may do some blood or urine tests.

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