This behavior is called "scooting" when dogs lay their butts flat on the ground and pull forward with their front legs. Dogs perform this behavior inside and outside your home. This can leave marks and stains on your floor as the dog can get dirty as he has been relieved. Not only does this behavior leave stains on the carpet, but it is also a sign of compromised anal glands that can become a serious medical condition.

Anal Gland Problems

Dogs drag their butts to relieve any irritation under their tails. This area is sometimes a place where dogs struggle to clean, especially if they are overweight or suffer from arthritis. If a dog is dragging, it means that something is bothering him in the anal area and should be checked out by a vet. The most common reason is dragging his butt to empty their anal glands, according to experts.


Parasites can make your dog drag its butt. If the dog is not only dragging but also shedding with diarrhea, has a fine or dull coat, or is coughing, the dog may be infested with parasites, according to the experts. Internal parasites such as roundworms and tapeworms lose their eggs in dog feces. These can put the dog under water again. Look under the tail and hind legs behind her for something that looks like white rice. These are the eggs of the bag. If you don't treat these parasites, your dog could eventually be killed.

Glands are not emptied

Crawling releases secretions into dog anal glands, located on both sides of the anus. Normally the anal glands are emptied when the dog dehydrates. This helps to place the personal scent dog on the stool. But sometimes the glands are not emptied, which makes the dog feel uncomfortable. The drag on the floor helps to empty them and make them feel better.

Gland Analgesia

If the anal glands are not emptied regularly, the dog may develop a condition called anal gland analgesia, according to the "Pet Medicine Handbook for Dog Owners." The secretions become infected and cause the anal sacs to become inflamed which can cause tumors. Dogs infected with anal dogs not only drag his butt, but also bite and lick the anal region more often than usual. After crawling, the usual clear secretions and the blood are opaque.


A dog goes to the vet on a regular basis to see if you have a disease, parasites and foreign objects in his anus. The dog may require surgery or medications to deworm. If not, the vet can show you how to drain your dog's anal glands. People in the service who care for dogs also know how to do this. It is normal for the clear liquid to come out of the dog's anus with a strong and fishy odor.

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Misty Jhones