Why Dogs Scoot

You’ve probably seen dogs scoot before … pulling themselves forward on their front legs and allowing their rear end to drag against the floor. But what does this behavior mean, exactly? Are they just creatively scratching a hard-to-reach itch, or could this behavior indicate the need for medical attention? In this podcast, Dr. Ernie Ward, founder and chief-of-staff of Seaside Animal Care in Calabash, N.C., and a featured veterinarian on the Rachael Ray Show, discusses scooting in dogs.