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Old 01-19-2011, 04:28 PM
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My dog is constantly chewing right above his tail. I can't see any fleas on him and he's wormed regularly. I did notice he stopped over the winter while I was feeding taste of the wild but I changed to 4health due to budget and he started back up. Could he be allergic to the food?!
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Yes, it could be associated with the food.

Another strong possibility is that his anal glands need to be expressed. Does he drag his butt on the ground ever? Does he ever smell really bad back there?

It would be a good idea to have the vet take a look.

Do you have him on a flea preventative such as frontline? As you are in the south, the flea problem does not totally go away in winter. It's not always possible to see fleas on a dog, so he could have them and you might not find them. Fleas love the tail area best.
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that sounds like fleas. one bite can cause an allergic reaction. make sure you use frontline on a schedule. could also be a food allergy isn't taste of the wild grain free. if you have a costco near you you could try natures domain it is $28.00 for 35 lbs. also made by diamond foods like taste of the wild.
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