Is your yorkie scooting?

Scooting or dragging the rear along the ground is only one of the "many" possible signs indicating a potential anal gland problem. "Most" dogs 🐕 will give you signs when the anal glands need to be look 👀 up “literally” and “figuratively” 🤢

Here is a list of the most noticeable signs:

👉🏼 Excessive licking of their rectum

👉🏼 Straining or having difficulty or pain when defecating.

👉🏼 A swelling or “bump” under the skin next to their rectum.

👉🏼 Blood and/or pus on their stools.

👉🏼 Pain or crying when toileting.

👉🏼 Brownish residue left where your dog was sitting.

👉🏼 Blood and/or pus on the carpet, their bed, or on your lap after they’ve been laying there.

👉🏼 Biting or licking the base of their tail.

👉🏼 Sitting down very suddenly.

Even gentle dogs may snap or growl if you touch the tail or anus when they have anal glands problems.

Remember, you know your dog 🐕 best. If they don’t have the symptoms listed above but you are still concerned, it’s always best to contact your veterinarian 👩‍⚕️

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