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skiw9748   Hartford, AL

1/10/2013 7:48:14 PM

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

12/31/2012 5:47:58 AM

Good article, my dog scoots but it is because she needs to have her anal glands expressed. I do not even have to do it manually I just have to take her for a good run she has a bowe lmovement and the problem is corrected. I still do check just to make sure they emptied. This is just an on goingt hing with my dog and our vet has confirmed our actions as correct for our dog.

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billy   peoria, IL

4/22/2012 1:32:11 PM

is their a natural cure for these swollen glands?

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

4/21/2012 12:19:06 PM

good article, thanks

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Jeanne   Folsom, CA

2/16/2012 6:26:06 PM

My Yorkie has Separation Anxiety and she is 15 mo. old. We left her for a week vacation and when we picked her up she cried. We have another week in Oct. and want to know if there is anything we can do to calm her. Second Yorkie, same problem.


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CC   Duncan, BC

1/6/2011 1:38:28 PM

I concur. Good article. To the point and dispells the "worms" myth. Possible cause but is generally to do with the Anal Glands needing to be expressed. Sometimes if a dog has potty remaining around that area or on his behind hair, it may cause them to scoot also. Not necessary that glands are full so check.

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janet   bethlehem, PA

9/29/2010 4:19:48 AM

good article, thanks

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Lynn   Scappoose, OR

9/28/2010 3:41:41 AM

is there any chance your dog has
dogs will sometimes "scoot" if they have worms. They are trying to relieve the itching.

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lyndsay   dallas, TX

5/3/2010 7:39:58 AM

My dog scoots and it's not his anal glands. He's on an allergen freen diet, has tried 2 pain meds, sometimes a Benedryl helps but I'm not sure if it works or just knocks him out. Help! He's in pain. Has anyone found answers to painful scooting when it's not anal glands?

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macenzie   la mirada, CA

1/13/2010 8:51:39 PM

my dog scoots a lot should call my vet


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Carol Moyer   Grand Terrace, CA

12/22/2009 3:19:07 PM

I have finally started using Preparation H on my dogs hiney, it seem seems to give relief. No one has been able to figure out her reason for scooting either. Though I am also giving her a probiotic powder by Cycles of Life called Geneflora. she also chews her paws often. We have taken her off all grains, except rice. She eats good chicken or Wysong's Anergen wet food. I had tried at least 10 different kinds. It is so upsetting when your pooper is uncomfortable. and it is so worrisome.

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Patricia   Olympia, WA

5/28/2009 11:23:27 AM

Missy, 11yr pomeranian, has scooted since being spayed. Anal glands removed. No worms. Taking 12.5 Benadryl at nite and am. Special hypoallergic food. Bath once a week with special shampoo and conditioners. Missy is going crazy crys and yips at you for help as she scoots her bottom. We have even started Benadryl cream to help. I came here to maybe find an answer. Missy has been to the vet repeatedly over the last year and nothing seems to help. If anyone has similiar symptoms and any suggestions please email me at
Thank you.

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Alice   Orlando, FL

5/16/2009 7:02:39 AM

The article is good; but the first comment about a Pomerian by Lindain VA is exactly the problem my dog is having. I have already been to the vet once, and we did a round of anti-biotics but she still have the problem. I would really like to hear about a resolution to this problem! I have to drive from FL to NY, 24 hours, with my dog and she is already so uncomfortable. I would appreciate any information.

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Linda   McLean, VA

5/13/2009 6:58:48 PM

My Pomeranian began to scoot around in circles, and we took her to the vet and her anal glands were fine, but her "wee wee" area was all raw and inflamed
They gave us antibacteril ointment to put on and that seemed to make it worse. We then took her to another vet who thought that as she was overweight, which caused that area to be somewhat "recessed" so that it would get wet and then not dry out, that it was a fungal
So, on to Jock Itch cream and antifungal
Still, it looks sore and just won't seem to stop being inflamed. We feel so bad for her, but after two vets now, we are at our wits end. I am seriously cutting back on her food to see if simply slimming her down may be the
It makes me feel like an awful owner to have her so sore and not be able to give her relief.

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Nancy   Portage, MI

3/7/2009 12:44:56 PM

My maltese has been scooting until she is inflamed and has hair loss at base of tail and her hygiene area. We have been to vet numerous times, done steriods on 3 different occasions the last 8 months. Expressing her glands (which the vet taught me to save money) does not stop this intermittent behavior. We tried different foods in case it was allergy. So far, no answers. The vet has been very understanding and seems to be out of solutions. We are left with an overweight dog from steriods, a much lighter wallet, and the behavior is still occurring.

Any suggestions? Thanks

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d.j. barrett   Cape Cod, MA

3/3/2009 1:27:04 PM

Nothing here is telling me why my 5 year old beagle gets full anal glands almost every two-three weeks. This is getting very expensive.

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Dina   Las Vegas, NV

2/11/2009 2:36:13 PM

My two beagles "scoot" from time to time. We just had a comprehensive exam on both, and their anal glands were clear! Anyone else have "scooters" that don't have a medical problem?

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brian   bella vista, AR

12/26/2008 4:05:01 PM

isn't squeezing those glands something an owner can do?

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Mandy   Forest, OH

12/3/2008 12:38:05 PM

One of our dogs it'll soot its bottom across the ground meaning anal sacs need emptied.I also like to do it before baths.

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Abigail   La Puente, CA

11/15/2008 6:03:19 PM

This can be behavioral...attention seeking.

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