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My dog occassionally wipes her butt after finishing her business. But this morning she has started wiping her butt even though she has not gone to the bathroom.

Is this a sign that something is wrong? I have only ever seen her do this after the going to the bathroom, so I do not believe it is just a habit.

Thanks for your advice.
 

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This is often an indication that the anal glands need to be expressed. If she persists for more than a couple of days, I would head to the vet.
 

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As the previous poster said, it sounds like the anal glands have to be expressed. My dog did that for the first time at the vet Saturday and it cost $18 for them to express the glands. He had that done 1.5 years ago (I discovered while looking through old vet recs).
Personally, I will happily pay someone to do that for my boy!
 
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