My dog was rubbing his butt on the ground, then he went outside and went number 2. Well it was runny and weird looking. What does that mean?
Kelly from Swartz Creek, MI
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By alison (Guest Post)03/20/2008
My dog also rubs his bottom along the floor. The vet expressed the glands about 3 weeks ago but my dog is still rubbing his bottom. I have also wormed him twice recently and treated him for fleas. I dont know what else to do. Does anyone have any advice?
I am a vet tech. 99.9% of the time it is not parasites that are bothering your pet...but overfull anal glands.
Anal glands are 2 pouches at 4 and eight o'clock positions just inside edge of the anus. Each time your dog has a bowel movement a bit of this liquid from the glands is excreted onto his movement. This marks it as "his". Oftentimes the glands fill up and do not empty as they should and they become uncomfortable and itchy much like a hemorrhoids feel for humans.
Please visit your vet and get them expressed. I have a dog that I must do this for on a regualr basis as she becomes uncomfortable about every 5-6 weeks. I hope that this is helpful to you. ellen
By DEBRADJ. (Guest Post)02/12/2008
Sounds like worms or parasites to me. You need to get a sample to the vet and tell him what you are seeing.
By shanna (Guest Post)01/14/2009
I just wanted to know what it meant when she kept rubbing her butt on the ground. She just starting doing that I know of.
Panda does it every so often and to the Vet we go.Never been do to worms.There's a gland that fills up w/?? anyway it's an awful odor when the Vet cleans it out.Sorry I dont have the right termanology But Panda will be 13 on Valentines Day so she's been to the Vet a time or two.Hope this helps..Keeper
His anal glands are clogged. The glands normally unclog when going poop, but in some dogs it is very common to not unclog. The liquid is very stinky.
By Renee/Huffman, Texas (Guest Post)11/08/2008
My dog rubs his butt on the concrete, grass, carpet what ever she can find why do you think this is?
Also our dog is a female and like to hump anything she has been spade. why would a femald dog do this type of thing
Anal glands are clogged.
By Huffman. Texas11/08/2008
My dog rubs her butt on the concrete, carpet, grass and even gravel what does that mean? She has also been spad but likes to hump like a male dog what would cause this?
Mine's going through the same thing. Is yours 'neurotic' about food and following you around?
By Carla (Guest Post)02/12/2008
Having a pet means having vet bills. It is part of the animal being part of the family. Take your dog to the vet. Don't try to treat your dog with opinions and speculation. I have a dog who periodically has this problem. It requires a vet's care as the "itch" or "whatever" has been due to a clogged gland. She's 6 and it has happened 2 times.
I've heard that that kind of behaviour is due to worms. You should get de-wormer for the dog. Some you just throw over their food and have them eat that tablet. If not you shoud take them to the vet for probably a shot or something
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Why does my dog rub his butt on the carpet and the grass? Sherry from Martinez, GA
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