(Closed) Dog having issues—maybe tmi involved.

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Scooting butt across the floor is one of three things.

1. Anal glands need expressed.

2. Worms.

3. Dog just has an itch.
(If the dog keeps doing it though, it’s more than “just an itch” and should be checked out by a vet. If your vet won’t see him for 3 days, find one that will do it sooner.)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It sounds like it could be worms … when was he last de-wormed? Unfortunately, to do a decent de-worming job you will need to get the dewormer from the vet, so it won’t help you in the short term.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

What are you feeding him? His stools might be too lose and the glands keep getting clogged. Also, he could have an allergy to something in the food.  I’m a believer that most ‘basic’ dog issues (non-emergency/viral) can be cured with a look at the food.  Try to cut out grain/wheat/corn if you haven’t already as they are the most obvious items dogs are allergic to.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you had his stools checked recently?  Usually worms could cause this.

I wouldn’t rule out allergies either, what are you feeding him?  You can try Taste of the Wild fish formula, its pretty good for dogs with allergies as it does not contain a lot of the common allergens.  It would be a good starting point to try to narrow down if its allergy related.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

have you also definitely ruled out fleas? even with regular flea prevention (esp if using a crappy otc product) it’s still possible and generally the number one thing to rule out (thats the first thing i look for during an exam, anyway). anal glands are a close second- if he’s having recurring issues so close together maybe they are infected. i wouldnt really be worried about worms unless he’s recently had fleas- they cause tapeworms which are really the only kind we see pets scooting from. until you get to the vet just keep him on the benadryl if it’s still helping.

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