Does any body know why dogs sit and drag there butts on the ground . Is it true that they have worms. They look retarded and it is embarrassing when some one is over and they do it in front of them and it never fails that is when that do it.
worms, itchy/irratated butt, and I've also seen dogs do it...if, let's say they ate something they shouldn't have..like HAIR and then the poo basically becomes poo on a string..can't get it off so they rub it off.
If their anal glands get full, they tend to scoot. They will also scoot if something is stuck to their bum. Which is probly where the worm story came from.Becasue when a dog has tape worms, they come out the anus they look like little white squares (moveing)ew...But when they dry up they look like sesame seeds. They tend to stick to the hairs around the anus, which would make them scoot, trying to scratch.
I know this is gross, but just read the whole post, please.
Canids have two anal glands under the tail on either side of the anal opening. In wild canids, these glands squirt fluid from the gland to mark territory. This can happen either when defecating or not.
Many dogs also release anal gland fluid, but mostly when defecating. The anal gland fluid is supposed to be pretty liquid but it can become dehydrated to the point that it can't be expressed. The anal gland can become blocked and the fluid can't be expressed. Or the dog can contract an infection in the anal gland. All of this can cause itchng and irritation, hence the "scooting."
Most dog groomers will reach under the tail and squeeze excess fluid out of the anal gland when they wash your dog. This helps keep the gland clear and functioning. You can learn to do this yourself, your vet can show you. Most people are totally revolted by this process, though, and will leave it up to the groomer.
When the dog as a serious problem, though, your vet will need to express the anal glands internally. He/She will reach inside the anal opening to squeeze the glands and empty them.
All this information is to let you know that your dog is uncomfortable and needs to be checked out. The scooting is not really good for him, because he can cause himself other problems or give himself an infection.
Call your vet and ask what to do. He/She may want to see your dog in the office.
I have a Chihuahua and he drags his rear in the grass and sometimes in the house on my nice area rug! He's been poop tested and blood tested at his last checkup and he's perfectly healthy. It seems to me that for some dogs, it just feels good!!!
LOL @ DogGoneIt! I totally know what you mean...our Chi's do that occasionally. Don't know what it is they find so yummy on the floor! Bet they wish I would get my hair cut. Our littlest one (new addition) Buster had this the other day. Completely freaked him out!! He was running, trying to get away from it screaming bloody murder. You would have thought the boogey man was after him.
Like Catdogmom said, it sounds like an anal sac problem. It's gross, but important to have taken care of by a vet. My dog Buster has had what we call "leaky butt." It's a really nasty and horrible smelling liquid that comes from the anal sacs. Sometimes, it can come out when a dog is very relaxed or startled suddenly. If Buster seems to have leaky butt, we bring him to the vet to have him express the fluid, so it doesn't happen anymore. Buster doesn't scoot, but our vet told us if he starts to, that he can have the sac problem fixed surgically.
First of what kind of dog?? I am a dog groomer and have worked in a vets office it MAY be and hopefully is his or her anal gland needs to be emptied!!! It also may be a compacted anal gland ask your groomer and vet??