Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dog Scooting on Rear End--Itching and Chewing Butt

Hi Ariel,
My 3 year old labrador Jenny scoots on her rear end all the time. She is itching and chewing on her butt all the time. I brought her to the veterinarian and they said her anal glands are fine. It seems to really bother her and it gets raw sometimes. I feed her Science Diet. Can you help? Denise in Cincinatti

A: From Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist, AskAriel.com

Hi Denise,
There are a variety of reasons why a dog might scoot and chew on her rear end. First, you need to be sure you have eliminated the possibility of fleas and parasites (and anal gland impaction). Once your veterinarian has ruled that out, then the scooting is generally either due to yeast or allergies or both.

It is essential to use the Myco-zyme Yeast Package to help Jenny feel better. The Myco-zyme Yeast Package helps to control the yeast,  restore a lustrous coat, rebalance the flora and also reduces inflammation,

In human health, we often hear of jock itch or vaginal yeast infections. This is due to an overgrowth of candida yeast. This can cause a variety of symptoms including gas, poor digestion, ear infections and ITCHINESS! The same is true of our pets although this tends to manifest itself in the rear-end, ears and groin. Yeast flourishes when there is an inflammatory condition in the intestinal tract and/or disbiosis.

One of the factors that can contribute to this is excess carbohydrates and food allergies. The diet you are feeding might contain corn and wheat gluten which can make dogs itch. Try switching to a raw food diet using hypoallergenic protein sources such as venison or rabbit. Also, you need to help Jenny reduce the yeast overgrowth. The best program for this the Myco-zyme Yeast Package. This consists of Myco-zyme to control the yeast + Power Probiotic + Notatum anti-inflammatory + Amazing Omegas which helps to restore a lustrous coat, rebalance the flora and also reduces inflammation. Also, give Jenny plenty of green vegetables such as green beans as yeast thrive in an acidic environment.

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