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  1. Lately, Aston has been paying more attention than usual to his butt -- the past few weeks. At first, it looked like he was licking along the same path that he uses when he washes himself after a potty walk. However, he kept up with the frequency for some days, so I took him to the vet a week and a half ago. The vet expressed his anal glands, but they were fine; otherwise, she said that his flea meds might not be effective anymore (Advantix II). She said that rather than switching to a new med right away, I should use up the rest of what I have on hand, but give it more frequently than 1x/month if needed -- I just gave him our last dose on 8/11. So... He's still been licking himself off/on this week, and nothing seemed too out of sorts until I saw this tonight (how I managed not to notice it on his walk, I don't know; however, when I did notice it, it was when he had just been licking, so it looked more inflamed): His left side looks normal (complete with the bald section that you can see at the bottom of the above photo), and he hasn't bothered with the left side at all. (edit: it's a little harder to make out with the washout effect of the flash, but he has pimply-looking bumps on the right side of the lick-balding area, and another such bump on the left side of that area) Does this look like flea dermatitis? I sense another vet visit in the future... poor buddy
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