Ask The Dog Guide: Scooting Dog

January 22nd, 2010 by Dan

Question:
What does it mean when I see my dog slide across the floor on her bottom. Is there a medical reason for this? Should I be concerned?

Answer:
The primary reason dogs display this “scooting” behavior is anal sac troubles. Most often, it’s nothing serious and a quick visit to the vet to express the stinky fluid will take care of the problem. However, you should get this checked out – for the sake of both your dog and your rug! Here’s a bit more information on the issue – Scooting Isn’t Cute – What Does It Mean?

Guilty Dog

Photo by Rachel Irons





2 Responses to “Ask The Dog Guide: Scooting Dog”

  1. Cheri Says:

    I’ve read two reasons for this-doggie may have worms & that sac issue.Some knowledgeable groomers are aware of this & include a massaging of the area during wash time to relax the pressure!

  2. Mike V. Says:

    Hey, whose doggie is this??
    He/she looks EXACTLY like one of our boys. It’s almost eerie how close in markings they are.
    Thanks!

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