[New Product] NaturVet No Scoot Plus Pumpkin Soft Chews for Dogs
Does your dog have a habit of dragging his or her little bottom across the carpet? You might find it disturbing or amusing, but scooting is actually a sign of a health problem. The good news is dog scooting can be stopped with the help of a tasty treat. NaturVet No Scoot Plus Pumpkin Soft Chews for Dogs use the power of natural plant fiber to promote healthy anal gland function for less scooting. Plus, dogs love the taste!
Why is my dog scooting?
That little scoot should be telling you something. It’s easy to mistake dog scooting for a bad habit—maybe an easy way to relieve an itch or clean a bottom. It’s true that both of these triggers could result in an occasional drag across the carpet. More often, scooting is caused by irritated or infected anal sacs. The anal sacs (located under the skin below the anus), hold anal gland secretions. This fluid has a pungent odor that sends a chemical message to other animals. This explains why butt sniffing is how dogs get to know each other a little better.
When these sacs become infected and inflamed, it can be painful and/or itchy for your pet. The openings that normally allow the flow of the anal gland secretions out of the body can swell shut. The material trapped inside the anal sacs becomes thick and/or crystallized, often requiring manual or surgical extraction. This is sometimes referred to as ‘expressing a dog’s glands’, but it is actually the material inside the anal sacs that is expressed. If the material is not expressed, the anal sacs can burst and create a painful, open tract.
Signs and symptoms of anal sac problems in dogs include:
- Scooting (rubbing bottom on floor or carpet)
- Swollen, inflamed and/or discolored area around the anus
- Tail chasing
- Excessive licking or chewing at the area under the tail
If the anal sacs become infected or impacted, your pet will likely chew or lick the area. This increases the chances of ingesting the bacteria, which can cause internal infections of the tonsils, stomach and upper respiratory system. Any of these infections may cause your pet to cough and/or vomit. Your veterinarian may prescribe an antibiotic to combat any such bacterial infection.
Chronic anal sac problems may also result in thickening and hardening of the skin around the anus from repeat trauma of scratching and chewing. If your dog scoots to relieve anal sac irritation, abrasions and ‘rug burns’ can result, causing even more pain and discomfort. Topical itch relief treatments can help ease the pain in the short term, but if your pet suffers from chronic anal sac problems it’s best to see your vet for diagnosis and treatment.
NaturVet No Scoot Plus Pumpkin Soft Chews for Dogs takes the scoot out of your pooch
If scooting is a problem, NaturVet No Scoot Plus Pumpkin Soft Chews for Dogs are the solution. These soft, bite-sized treats pack the power of plant fiber into an effective formula that helps promote healthier bowel function for less scooting.
These flavorful chews contain a proprietary blend of natural beet pulp, flaxseed and psyllium husk, along with dandelion root and pumpkin powder. These ingredients support improved elimination, which helps keep everything moving smoothly. Your dog will experience fewer anal sac problems resulting in less scooting!
NaturVet No Scoot Plus Pumpkin Soft Chews for Dogs are easy to give your dog daily as a healthy and tasty treat that he or she will enjoy. They contain no wheat, so they are great for dogs with wheat allergies, too. Each container has a stay-fresh lid and contains a 30 day supply for the average 40 lb dog.
Give your dog the gift of a healthier hiney (while giving yourself the gift of cleaner carpets) with NaturVet No Scoot Plus Pumpkin Soft Chews for Dogs.