Why does my dog scoot his behind on the ground?

Dogs who scoot their behinds on the ground, whether on grass or carpet, typically have infected anal glands. When a dog’s anal glands become infected, this can cause moderate to severe itching on their rear end.

As serious as it sounds, this is not an uncommon problem. Defecation will generally empty your dog’s anal glands, but on occasion these glands can become clogged. A visit to your vet can clear this up through a procedure called “gland expression." In extreme cases, the dog’s anal glands can be surgically removed.

Is your dog constantly scooting his or her behind? Pay a visit to your local veterinarian for treatment.

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