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What Does It Mean When Your Dog Is Dragging Its Bottom On The Ground?

From time to time, we have to have medical procedures which we don't necessarily like and unfortunately our canine friends do too...


Poor Roxy has been feeling a bit sore. It's not a subject many people like to discuss, but there are two small glands in a dogs bottom.

They're vital equipment to help a dog mark its territory, but they can often become impacted.

Telltale signs are if your dog is dragging its bottom along the ground.

Healthy anal glands should empty every time a dog goes to the toilet. If they're enlarged, the vet has to express them.

Rest assure, the procedure is very quick and your dog will be feeling much better.

Regular vet checks should keep the problem under control.

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.