Why does my dog scoot on the carpet?
Did you know, dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds can have issues with their anal glands? In this second installment of our Ask The Vet series, we’re answering another common question: why does my dog scoot his rear end on the ground?
Possible reasons for issues with anal glands
Here are a few possible reasons why your dog could be experiencing issues with their anal glands:
- Changes to poop consistency:
- Certain medications
- Recent diet change
- New treats
- Food allergies
- Over-expressing anal glands that don’t need to be expressed
Watch the full video for more information and tips on how to help your dog if they’re scooting frequently.
Consult your veterinarian
If you have any concerns about your dog and their anal glands, contact your veterinarian right away.
For more information on dog scooting, you can check out this great resource from PetMD: https://www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/dog-scooting
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