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Like most people I’m sure you have often laughed at your dog or another dog at the park scooting across the grass or in the snow. Are they doing it for fun, sliding around in circles or sliding down a slope? What we may consider comical, may actually be a sign that your pet is in discomfort. More often than not when our dogs start dragging their butts, or scooting, it’s a sign that your dog’s bottom is sore and irritated and they are trying to soothe the irritation. In most cases the cause stems from the anal glands, which are actually small sacs on either or both sides of the anus. In dogs, the anal glands contain a liquid which is secreted in small amounts each time your pet has a bowel mo

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