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why does my dog itch and go around in circles on his butt

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why does my dog itch and go around in circles on his butt? I use advantage 9 once a month on him. he seems to have allergies and we have spent lots of money on him. he is 2 and is a King Charles. Is there any thing I am missing I shoud be doing? Mrs. Cooper
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Schillig replied 7 years ago.

Hello Mrs. Cooper,


I am sorry to hear that your dog is having these problems.

Many times, allergies will show up like you are describing, with a dog itching, so he would lick or chew, or even drag himself to scratch himself.

Here is a link to an article on allergies and itching in dogs:


There can also be a problem with the anal glands that causes this itching, particularly at the anus, and will cause a dog to scoot his botXXXXX XXXXXke you describe.

Here is a link to an article on anal gland problems:


We can also see dogs scooting the back end along the ground in instances of intestinal parasite infestations. Having a fecal sample tested with your veterinarian is always a good idea!


I hope this helps!

As always, if you have further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask them using the "reply" function.

Thank you,

Dr. Schillig

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