Laney scoots her butt on the ground sometimes. She has been doing it more often in the last few days. Usually on the rug or in the grass. Does anyone know why? I remember there being a thread about this a while back, but after searching past threads for an hour I decided just to ask again.
Also, when Laney and I play and she starts running around alot, she stops to cough (alot). It's almost like she has exercise induced asthma. Is that possible?
but scooting is generally a sign of full anal sacs. the coughing could be a sign of a collapsing trachea. quite common in small breeds. have her checked for it just in case it is a heart related issue.
The scooting could be that she is trying to release her anal glands. Are her stools very firm? If not then her anal glands are probably not being released totally. Not to alarm you but about the coughing...A person I know on an Aussie board said her dog was coughing when he would exert himself and they found out he had heart problems. I hope that isn't the case with your dog...just something to check though.
Not to cause you concern but as a previous person stated to you definetly get the coughing checked. The last dog I owned was a Maltese and at 10yrs old he began the coughing after running and having worked at an animal hospital I brought him right in and sure enough unfortunatly he had congestive heart failure. It has been 6 years now since I owned a dog after going thru that recently tried but thats a whole different story at any rate if you can definetly get it checked asap.
The butt scooting could also be worms! Go look at the poo carefully. Coughing could be associated with a heart problem. Does your dog get heart worm pills? Or maybe he is just allergic to something. Whatever it is you'll feel better after a vet visit.
If the scooting is caused by the glands needing to be released you could actually do that. My friends dog has to have that done about every other day b/c he cannot do it himself naturally like most dogs. Your vet can show you how, she told me she has to squeeze the dog on both sides of his rectum and the gland releases she stated it is messy and smelly but she has to do it b/c he can't. So yeah good luck with that.
Two reasons for scooting, things stuck to her but, or her glands are full. If in fact it is coughing you hear, its time for a vet appointment. But if its actually a snorting sound, kind of sucking in air??