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Why Dogs Scoot Along the Floor
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
FAQ's on Dog Diseases & Conditions
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Q. Is scooting along the floor a sign of worms in dogs?
 
A. The most common reason for a dog to scoot his hindquarters across the floor is anal gland problems. It may also occur if the dog has a buildup of feces and matted hair around the anus. This is seen more commonly in long-haired breeds. Very rarely is it a sign of worms.


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