Why do dogs drag their arse along the carpet?

(32 Posts)
Jinglemyalanbells Mon 07-Jan-13 21:56:27

Does Alan dog need worming? Last one was end of oct?

Steth Mon 07-Jan-13 21:57:47

Itchy bum because of worms

gemma4d Mon 07-Jan-13 21:59:06

blocked adrenal glands?

Mutt Mon 07-Jan-13 22:00:15

Could be worms. Or glands.

WhoWhatWhereWhen Mon 07-Jan-13 22:01:54

Anal glands, not a pleasant job to empty them............

Mutt Mon 07-Jan-13 22:02:29

<scratches arse>

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 07-Jan-13 22:06:45

Blocked anal glands, not a pleasant job.

HousewifeFromHeaven Mon 07-Jan-13 22:07:30

Yes anal glands. Smaller dogs are more prone to this. Sometimes there is a 'fishy' smell too. The vet does my pugs glands every 6 months or so, I know they need doing cos of the arse drag and sniffing. Disgusting.

WhoWhatWhereWhen Mon 07-Jan-13 22:08:48
Abigail9580 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:13:45

Definitely anal glands ( am a vet nurse) get them emptied at the vets, then increase your dogs fibre in his diet. I normally recommend one tablespoon of wheat germ or Alban on his good very couple of days. That normally stops them from getting full so often.

Our puppy has done this a few times so I mentioned it at his last 4 weekly weigh and worm check. They said anal glands and but said they were reluctant to manually do them without increasing fibre first. They recommended a little weetabix.

HoneyDragon Tue 08-Jan-13 00:10:21

Deffo try fibre first.

Anal glands are like very evil Pringles, once you pop you can't stop.

You will have to keep doing them

diddl Tue 08-Jan-13 09:12:45

Ooh!

Our dog did this once & we thought it was that he´d got poo round his bum & was wiping it offblush

We cleaned his bum & the carpethmm & he hasn´t done it since.

So that´s once in 2yrs!

SpicyPear Tue 08-Jan-13 09:16:41

Puppy tried to scoot across my naice footstool the other day. Really hoping he isn't one of those dogs with gland issues <boak> so fibre it is!

Marne Tue 08-Jan-13 09:24:10

My dog does this but she is wormed (so doesn't have worms), i think its just an itchy bum (we all get an itchy bum now and then) grin, we use toilet roll to wipe are asses and dogs use carpet/rugs smile.

My older jack russle does this occasionally and it looks hilarious as she doesn't go across the carpet she does it on the spot in a circle as if she's break dancing with her nose pointing towards the ceiling in a mightier than thou pose...

FellatioNelson Tue 08-Jan-13 09:38:31

Could be worms, could be that they have a little bit of something still attached from their previous poo, like a long bit of grass, that they can't get out.

Sorry, TMI and sad on behalf of your carpet. grin

<makes grand exit involving feather fans and trumpets>

Anal glands. Itchy, uncomfortable arse caused by over full bum juice holders. You can go to the vet and be shown how to do it at home. I recommend surgical gloves, aiming the offending arse away from you and having an empty stomach.

Imsosorryalan Tue 08-Jan-13 14:01:53

Oh dear, still laughing at 2tireds doggrin
Weetabix first I think, god I hope it isn't the other! Don't fancy any bum squeezing..

Aquelven Tue 08-Jan-13 20:22:55

Definitely analysts glands usually.
If you don't know how to empty them get the vet to do it & watch. It's dimple once you get the knack, save a vet bill.
Letting them have a whole, raw carrot to chew helps keep them clear.

Aquelven Tue 08-Jan-13 20:24:20

Anal glands......wouldn't really fancy squeezing an analysts ones grin mind you, suppose it depends on the analyst.

Aquelven Tue 08-Jan-13 20:25:29

SIMPLE...dimple, never looked if my lot have dimples, bit hairy to see.

mrsjay Tue 08-Jan-13 21:05:09

why would anybody want to do anal glands JUST WHY <faints> that is what vets are for .

Inthepotty Tue 08-Jan-13 21:49:50

Chickens'll be along soon!!

Inthepotty Tue 08-Jan-13 21:52:07

Sorry x post!!

<preens at being the Queen Of Anal Glands>

<But no one wants to kiss my ring sad>

BensonBunny Tue 08-Jan-13 22:29:34

I've noticed our puppy doing this occasionally, mainly outside but we don't have carpets. Reading this I'm wondering if we should give him some weetbix to increase the fibre in his diet (he is on Orijen puppy food). Not sure how keen he would be on it though, are bananas any good? He is always trying to steal them off DS!

HousewifeFromHeaven Tue 08-Jan-13 23:11:53

Actually chicken as I very nearly vommed in the vets sink at the stink of it, I think I deserve the crown smile

I didn't think my pup would as he is a very picky eater to the point where I was practically wailing and nashing teeth when we first got him as I didn't know how I would every feed him enough to make him grow!

But he goes crazy for it. The sight of the box has him spinning and it is the only thing he has ever done that for. Mixing it in his food is the only time I am ever sure of of an empty bowl so I wouldn't dismiss without trying first.

BensonBunny Wed 09-Jan-13 08:30:30

Thanks fan, I'll get some and try him on it.

mrsjay Wed 09-Jan-13 08:39:22

<But no one wants to kiss my ring

<heave> chicken i just couldn't i boak at poo picking never mind glands . last dog needed hers done and vet said to dh I can show you how to do it, poor bugger started to sway grin

Thewhingingdefective Wed 09-Jan-13 08:39:26

Oh how I wish my curiosity hadn't got the better of me and made me click on this thread! I love little dogs but no way could I squeeze their anal glands. Boak.

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