- Helps support bowel function
- Decreases discomfort
- Reduces unpleasant odor associated with Scoot
- Prevents dogs from "scooting" across the floor
What is Scoot?
Glands on either side of the anus secretes a brown, noxious-smelling liquid substance that is used to identify members within a species. When stools are firm the anal glands typically empty when the dog defecates. However, when stool is soft sometimes the glands may not empty entirely, causing discomfort and causing the dog to "scoot" across the floor. Additionally under times of stress, the glands can spontaneously empty and cause a strong odor.
Signs of Discomfort
- Dragging bottom on the ground ("scooting")
- Sitting uncomfortably
- Having difficulty standing or sitting
- Licking or biting the area around the anus
- Impaction of the anal glands
- Holding tail down, reluctance to walk, or hiding
• Flaxseed – Contains high levels of dietary fiber as well as Omega-3 fatty acids.
• Beet Pulp – Adds fiber, bulk, and moisture to animal stools.
• Psyllium Seed Husk – Contains fiber and the bulk of the husks to provide a constant volume of solid material.
• Dandelion Root – Promotes digestion.
• Pumpkin Powder – Contains fiber.