Why does my black labrador retreiver always licks her butthole? I know it might be a gross topic, but whenever she licks it (which can be up to 8 times a day) she usually licks it for atleast 2 minutes. I've been thinking that maybe she has worms in her system, we've already treated her for worms though... does anybody have an answer?
have her anal glands expressed, my perents dog had an infection and he became obsesed with his butt. My tonka licks his ll the time too, and he has no problem we all get wormed 1 time a year, and this includes the cat and us people, you can get worms too, and the doctor said if your not going to worm yourself then don't bother doing the dog you'll just reinfect them.
Obsessive bum licking is more often an anal gland problem than worms, especially if it is obsessive like that. Left too long they can become impacted, and become a far more severe problem, but either way it's a painful issue, and needs to be taken care of sooner rather than later.
It's probably an anal gland problem if it has been de-wormed with preventatives. I think seeing a vet should clarify what it is, as it isn't something I can identify with on the net. Hope all goes well!!