My Max has been showing signs of SM since I brought him home at 9 weeks. I am having a vet visit next week where they (I'm praying) may find incidences of skin allergies and/or anal gland issues. He has been scratching his neck with front paw and back paw multiple times per day. The scratching sessions don't last more than 15-20 seconds but it is quite often. He also bites his back paws and tail. However, what worries me most is that once in a while, he will yelp and immediately look to his tail. My vet initially told me that i was being ultra-conscious because I have read so much about it and but will help rule out anything else next week. I'm so devasted because he is so young and I've already fallen so in love with him.

I'm glad I have this board to come to.