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Why does my dog do this

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BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Wed 22-Nov-17 22:08:46

She's a very strange mongrel who loves a bum scratch only when you scratch her bum she automatically sticks her nose up her backside and furiously sniffs it while hopping in circles til she falls over. Every time.

Can anyone explain why she does this?

Justbookedasummmerholiday Thu 23-Nov-17 13:14:51

Can you explain why you touch your dog's arse?

dantdmistedious Thu 23-Nov-17 13:15:42

Does she needs her anal glands emptied?

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Thu 23-Nov-17 15:31:31

I dont and not entirely sure how you came to that conclusion I scratch her rump by the tail/back legs. hmm

No other signs of needing her anal glands emptying tbh it seems to be when she's excited or having fun her go to is to sniff herself

Whereisthetinsel Thu 23-Nov-17 15:44:01

Your post stated you scratched her bum did it not?

BlackPeppercorn Thu 23-Nov-17 15:47:30

Bum troll blush

steppemum Thu 23-Nov-17 15:50:45

I'm afraid I read it as you scratching her arse too!

Out of interest, how do you know if they need their anal glands emptying? Never heard of that (proud new dog owner here!)

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Thu 23-Nov-17 16:39:23

Since when has bum meant anus?!

One of the signs is they lick their bits a lot, more than normal, another is when they sit down they leave a smelly greasy mark behind

steppemum Thu 23-Nov-17 18:23:09

Since when has bum meant anus?!

umm, forever?

cremedelashite Thu 23-Nov-17 18:30:22

😄. Sorry op. I too am glad you’re not scratching your dogs bum.

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Thu 23-Nov-17 18:42:40

So what do you call this then if not a butt scratch?!

Missonihoni Thu 23-Nov-17 18:44:46

Agree with the glands.

Missonihoni Thu 23-Nov-17 18:45:15

I call it bum scratch too. My dogs love them.

MudCity Thu 23-Nov-17 18:48:49

Great photo OP. My Lab loves a botty rub. Will reverse into us so we can oblige. Funnily enough, our vet confirmed this by asking if she had a preference for a botty rub or neck rub. It is definitely a dog thing!

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Thu 23-Nov-17 18:49:27

I'll keep an eye on her then. She's not scooting, obsessively licking or leaking.

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Thu 23-Nov-17 18:50:02

Alas that's not my dog grin a quick Google found the picture

SparkyFire Thu 23-Nov-17 18:51:49

hmm to those thinking you would be scratching your dog's actual butt hole

I would say probably anal glands too

MudCity Thu 23-Nov-17 21:39:17

My dog has loved botty rubs all her life.....many, many years before her anal glands needed expressing!

SwimmingInTheBlueLagoon Fri 24-Nov-17 17:49:38

Thats a rump scratch. Bum for dog makes me think arsehole and right next to it.

No idea about why though.

wombatron Fri 24-Nov-17 18:04:22

Could be skin irritation. Not all dogs are obvious about their glands needing doing. DDog1 will tell you. DDog2 will act like nothing is wrong and you wouldn't know at all.... his are often the fullest and worst. Get her checked

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