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Thread: Cav Dragging Bottom on Ground-not Worms or Anal Glands. Any Idea???

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    Default Cav Dragging Bottom on Ground-not Worms or Anal Glands. Any Idea???

    Hi guys, i am new to this site.
    Just wondering if anyone has any ideas why my desexed 15th month old cavalier king charles spaniel "DEXTER" is rubbing his bum along the ground. I see him doing roughly 8 times a day. (it's really imbarrssing!-people always say "you should worm him")

    Truth is he has been to the vet twice, he has had his anal glands expressed but didnt have anything much there anyway. The vet said the only other reason for dogs to do this is tape worm, so he gave him a course of tape worm meds and he also has always had advocate on every month so it's also not fleas or intestinal worms. I have also changed his shampoo and conditioner to "Aloveen" and has omega flaxseed oil everyday just in case it was maybe his skin that was itchy around his back legs or bum. But he is still doing it. Anyone else have or had this problem?
    Any suggestions?
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Cheers Jess

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    It could just be a habit that he has formed?

    I've never really had to deal with this problem before though so I don't have much advice to offer. There are a couple of threads relating to this in the puppy section, they may give you some ideas? I think one is called "She Still Does It"?

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    My Cavalier does it sometimes too for no apparent reason. My son has started doing it too now he thinks it's so funny.

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    Hey Jess,

    I'm the one who started the "She still does it!" thread in the puppy section!

    My 14 week old CKCS X Cavoodle has done the bottom dragging act since we got her at 8 weeks of age. She is regularly wormed with Drontal and I also use Advocate for everything else. She is bathed in Aloeveen too!

    She was vet checked after we got her at 10 weeks of age and had her anal glands checked (She was NOT impressed with the vet!) and the vet said she is fine! Yet she STILL DOES IT!!!

    Someone else I know mentioned that their 16 week old CKCS male puppy does it too and when I googled it some articles said it was a normal thing for Cav's to do so who knows.

    My puppy, Poppy, sometimes does it after a poo...other times she just does it whenever! I know what you mean my embarassing though! Our vet gave us some neocort cream as the rubbing had made her bottom a bit red. That helped the redness. Think I will ask my vet to check the area again on Thursday when we go it for her last set of vacc's!

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    I just don't get what the embarrassment is all about?????

    I just look at this way, if my friends take offense to my dog having a good bum scratch, well it's their prob & not mine or my dogs, they know where the exit doors are & i'll gladly show them.

    It's ok for dog's to scratch their bums on the ground etc, how else do you expect then to do it

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    Yep, I see no embarrassment either and also no problem when all has been checked.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    He all just have a bit of a giggle

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    I guess for me the embarassment comes from people thinking that my dog might have worms or something wrong with it because I'm not caring for it properly. Thats just how I am though.

    I think I might need to trim the hair on her vulva like AGB suggested...I have a feeling this is what is irritating her. Hmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    I guess for me the embarassment comes from people thinking that my dog might have worms or something wrong with it because I'm not caring for it properly. Thats just how I am though.

    I think I might need to trim the hair on her vulva like AGB suggested...I have a feeling this is what is irritating her. Hmmm....
    Don't take off too much remember It does aid in drawing the pee away AFAIK. It is very long hair too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Don't take off too much remember It does aid in drawing the pee away AFAIK. It is very long hair too!
    Thanks! How much should I leave? About an inch? What does AFAIK mean? Lol!

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