Dog Won’t Leave His Bum Alone – Top 3 Reasons Why
Has your dog suddenly started to paw and bite his bum till no end? Here are a few common reasons that may explain a dog that won’t leave his bum alone.
1. Parasites like worms and fleas
Certain parasites may cause a lot of irritation or discomfort near the rear of the dog’s body. Dogs with tapeworm infection, for example, may not leave their bum alone by continuing to scoot around their bum to relieve the discomfort. External parasites like fleas and ticks may have also left their mark on the dog’s bum.
2. Anal gland infections
Dogs may not leave their bum alone if they are feeling the pain of anal gland infections. Dogs with this condition may start to leak brown fluid all over the place! You may notice the dog being more bothered while they are doing their toilet business. The swollen and distended sacs may make it more painful for dogs to pass feces.
3. Dog is really bored
Some dogs may not leave their bum alone due to an unproductive lifestyle. They may try to fulfill their boredom by suddenly developing compulsive behaviors such as licking the base of their tail. Make sure your dog is getting plenty of mental and physical stimulation if a health disorder isn’t the cause of the unusual behavior.