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Why is the dog dragging his anus on the rug?


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May 15, 2012 2:47AM

There are a few answers to this

1. Anal Glands: Dogs have these things up inside of their butt called "anal glands" which need to be "juiced" (for lack of a better word) by a vet every so often, or else they will express (And smell SO nasty!) and cause the dog irritation, and many dogs will drag their butts on the carpet to itch it, or try and get rid of the irritation. I would recommend bringing your dog to the vet, just ask to get their anal glands expressed, I think it's only around $25, and trust me, it's worth not having the smell in the house.

2. They may have to go to the bathroom. I don't know a "scientific" reason for this, but out of experience, when my dogs have done that, the first thing I do is bring them out side, and a lot of the time, they just have to go #2

3. They went #2 and may have something lodged in their anus, or have irritation from that. If you're not too grossed out, just have a quick peak at their rear end and see what's going on.

Hope that helped!