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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Why do dogs scoot?

i was wondering why dogs scoot on their bottoms across the floor? My dog does it often, mainly after he uses the bathroom. Any reasons?
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cause it itches or its dirty lol...thats why mine do it lol...

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My dog used to do it when he needed to have his anal glands expressed.

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I don't know if it is true or an old wives tale or not, but they used to say that it meant that they had worms. Anyone else ever heard this?


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It is because it itches... it could be a sign of worms or anal gland problems, but it could just be that it itches and that's it... if he does it really often you might want to take him to the vet to check for worms or to express his anal glands.

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yep i've always heard worms and normally i found its true eww

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my dog Lady scoots from time to time, she has no worms, has regular vet check ups, she simply has an itch that needs to be scratcged sometimes...its not always the negative...but like said above, if its a regualr thing that happens often a vet visit is probably needed...my girl does it like once every other week or so, she sometimes scoots and others uses the tree lol

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Yeah my dog does it sometimes but mainly when her anal glans need expressed.

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Yeah, i think some dogs just have an itch, but, if its a new behavior or it happens alot, you might want to have her checked by a vet, Our neighbors dog used to do it when he needed his anal glan expressed as well. But davids parents have a beagle that just does it sometimes, we've taken her to the vet and they say everythings fine. but if you dog is doing it often you might want to have her checked just in case.



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They have worms
Need anal glands expressed
Their bottom itches
Their bottom is dirty there is poo they are trying to get off or sometimes grass which you can see they are trying to get out but can't so they scoot.


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Turns out most of you guys were right.

Diesel did have worms. Tapeworms to be exact. The vet gave him a medication. He says they get them from mosquitos. Very interesting...
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Poor pup, im glad you took him in and got it taken care of hope hes feeling better now



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aww wow! i'm glad that got resolved, he can be a happy sans-scooter now

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If you give a heartworm preventative with ivermectin in it, many of those meds also protect against common worms like tapeworms. Many worms have the same life cycle and ivermectin disrupts the growth process of the worms. It's less than $5 a month for a dose here, check out the heartworm thread for more info on the meds (it's stickied).

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