Prevent butt scooting naturally

May 28, 2017

Whether you call it butt scooting or carpet surfing, a dog scooting his butt across the carpet is something to pay attention to. This movement your dog is making is trying to tell you something; namely that there is discomfort in the derriere. ;) Typically, the reason for butt scooting is inflamed anal sacs requiring expression, but it’s important to visit your local vet to rule out anal sac infection, tapeworms, or allergies.

If it is determined that the scooting is occurring because your dog has trouble expressing his anal sacs (or anal glands) on his own, consider your dog’s typical stool. If your dog’s stool is generally soft, it’s possible your pup isn’t getting enough fiber to firm stools enough to express anal sac fluid naturally. Luckily, this is  fairly simple problem to fix. By helping your dog have regular, firm stools, you can help him or her express those anal sacs with every bowel movement, which means no scooting on your carpet!

Here’s what we recommend to help firm up stools and make those bowel movements every pooper scooper’s dream ;) You can find all these products on our store, as part of the Butt Scoot Bundle.

  • Psyllium Husk Powder: Psyllium husk is an insoluble fiber, and great at firming stools because it absorbs moisture in the intestinal tract. Added bonus? This type of fiber helps fuel good bacteria in the gut!
  • Probiotic: Probiotics and digestive enzymes help support your pet’s naturally occurring beneficial bacteria and to support a healthy immune system, and are sure to help your pup’s bowel movements be regular and healthy.
  • Bone Broth: Bone broth is great for a pupper’s GI health. It boasts vital amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, and is loaded with gelatin that can plug holes that can cause a leaky gut. Taking bone broth regularly will help your pup’s GI fortitude, and produce terrific looking stools! ;)

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