This is called 'scooting'.
Anal Glands (Sacs): Impactions, Infections & Abscesses in Dogs
Affected pets may lick the anal area, 'scoot' along the floor, or have problems with defecation. Symptoms of dog anal gland disease include:. They are paired sacs located on either side of the anus between the external and internal sphincter muscles. Potential complications include fecal incontinence especially when both glands are removedtenesmus from stricture or scar formation, and persistent draining fistulae. Textbook of gastroenterology 5th ed. Usually, your vet will do this, but you can also attempt this at home. Trifexis is great because it also prevents heartworms