So I've been really trying to keep Gravy's tail pocket good & clean b/c a couple weeks ago he acted like it was bothering him. It's not all that deep & he has never seemed to have much problem with it before. The only thing I could figure was maybe it had something to do with changing their food from Purina to Taste of the Wild. Anywho, it doesn't appear to be infected or even really all that irritated. But he cries when I clean the under side of it. I don't know if it's really tight under there & it hurts, but he even does it when I use a q-tip. I definitely can't use my finger or even anything the size of a gauze pad. He's totally fine with me touching & cleaning the top part. I know i need to keep it clean & dry, but how am I supposed to do that when it clearly hurts him for whatever reason? I've tried to get back there & look closer to see what might be going on, but he doesn't want any part of the bottom of his tail pocket being messed with at all. And yes, I've smelled the area & it doesn't smell bad or anything. Should I just leave it alone unless/until there's a problem?