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Generally it is a sign of a problem with the anal glands. Do you know where they are located on the anus?
No I don't
okay, thank you. They are located on either side of the anus at the 4 o' clock 8 o'clock position
generally they break open with a bowel movement but if the stool is too soft they don't break which will cause discomfort as they fill. Sometimes there are more serious problems so I would look for any sores around the anus
Sometimes they can become infected and need vet care
Is there anything I should do to help her. She doesn't do it all the time.
You can bulk up her diet by adding a couple spoonfulls of pure canned pumpkin when you see her starting to scoot Here is a good site on the anal glands http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_anal_sacs.html
Ok, I'll try that. Thank you for all your help.
you are very welcome