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My dog will sit on the floor and spin his butt around ...

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My dog will sit on the floor and spin his butt around and around on the carpet. Can you tell me why
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Pat replied 9 years ago.
Hi Lori!
Yes I can tell you why!
There are tiny little gland called anal sac on each side of the anus. These little glands are responsible for the dog's scent. When they get overfilled they feel bad and the dog will try to express them by "scooting". You will need to have them expressed. The technicians at the local veterinary clinic can do this for you! It should only take about 5 minutes and is not expensive.
I hope this helps!
Dr. Pat