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Puppy Drags Butt on Ground

August 4, 2013, 10:06 AM
Q: why does my puppy drag his butt on the floor??
A: Scooting on the floor or ground is most often a sign that the anal glands are overfilled. In puppies this is usually seen after the period of transition to a new home environment and the routine changes that accompany that. There is a Doctorpup video on emptying the anal glands at home or your can let your vet know. Scooting is also a common sign of tapeworms. If you see your puppy's stool frequently you would most likely notice white to gray rice grain sized segments on the stool. Once these segments dry up they look like sesame seeds which might be seen in the hair around the base of the tail or in the puppy''s bedding. Take a look at the videos on these subjects.