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My little dog just had his anal glands expressed on Monday and he's starting to scoot around a lot already? He can't express the glands by himself but I don't think they'd fill up so fast already? He doesn't have worms or fleas, so, very confused!
 

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It could also be some sort of inflammation, among other things. I'd give it a day or two to see if he keeps doing it. If he does, take him to a vet.
 

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Thank you, that's what I was thinking too. UGH I feel like the vet is becoming his second home...he's been there more times in the last year than my 10 year old dog has her whole life. Seems like its just one problem after another
 

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This is obviously just one scenario so no need to worry too much, i bet it could easily be swollen glands, but... My dog exhibited similar symptoms (scooting, licking anus) and he had tapeworms. I don't think fecal exams really help tho with tapeworm diagnosis (according to the emergency vet we took him to), so i would just watch him and his poop and make sure nothing weird happens. I figured it out when small, white worm-like things started coming out of his anus. Most positive diagnosis are made whenever the worms are taken to the vet apparently. He got a shot and was quickly better, no big deal!
 

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my Jessie had this problem before and after having them expressed its basically inflammation or infection in the glands. i think they get so full that get inflamed that it takes time for it to settle down it also becomes a habit if not careful so please dont encourage it and distract the pup when doing it that.

if having to get expressed so often and so many anti biotics for infection then there is anal gland flushing otherwise if that doesnt work anal gland removal and 2nd and 3rd night either one was worst for jessie after that op...... worth it though she so much happier and healthier
 

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Samantha often will scoot for two or three days after they have been expressed. I guess they can become irritated and itchy after, as she always settles down after a couple of days.
 
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