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    Defaultwhat does it mean when they scoot??

    I noticed Belle sometimes scoots on the floor what does this mean? Is it allergies even though she is on grain free? She looks fine down in that area too.. No clue!! it's not everyday it's maybe a few times a week i see her do it.

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    DefaultRe: what does it mean when they scoot??

    It means her anal glands are full. It's uncomfortable for them to be full and they can become impacted. If you take her to the vet, they can express them for you. It's a stinky job and you definitely don't want her to express them herself on your carpet. :vomit:

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    Is it noticable that they are full?? and how is the procedure done? YUCK

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    DefaultRe: what does it mean when they scoot??

    Quote Originally Posted by baby belle
    Is it noticable that they are full?? and how is the procedure done? YUCK
    Not really, just by the skooting and/or licking back there... The vet can do it from the outside of them or the inside. Either way it's a quick and cheap thing.. Just stinky and gross...

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    well she sure doesn't lick around there and just saw her scoot maybe 2-3 times in the last 3 weeks. Should i take her in this week or wait? Maybe she was just itchy???

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    I'd take her in, normally dogs won't scoot just because they're itchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baby belle
    well she sure doesn't lick around there and just saw her scoot maybe 2-3 times in the last 3 weeks. Should i take her in this week or wait? Maybe she was just itchy???
    Take her in she needs her glands emptied.

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    DefaultRe: what does it mean when they scoot??

    I had her anal glands checked today and they are fine so who knows!!!

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    DefaultRe: what does it mean when they scoot??

    Quote Originally Posted by baby belle
    I had her anal glands checked today and they are fine so who knows!!!
    She might have emptied them on your carpet... :vomit:
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    DefaultRe: what does it mean when they scoot??

    oh great is that what that wet spot was ?

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