Myths and Facts about Dog Worms

Myth: Dogs that scoot on the ground have worms.

Fact: While dogs infected with tapeworms may scoot on the ground, most such pets have overly full or inflamed anal glands. Anal glands are structures located near the dogs rectum that produce a foul scent. Sometimes the ducts of these glands close up causing a buildup of material that causes inching and burning. In an attempt to relieve this discomfort , the dog scoots its anal area along the ground.