Why does the dog ride the pope? Identify the root causes

For the first time seeing a dog riding a pope on the floor, the veterinarian doesn’t laugh. For many dog ​​breeders, it becomes a discovery that such fun behavior can be a symptom or a sign of pain. Immediately make a reservation that the driving style at the “fifth point” is in one way or another due to problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

It is interesting! Pluch hits - that is how the veterinarian and part-time writer James Harriot described the process of "driving" his Pekingese.

Original hygiene

The first and most harmless reason is the desire for cleanliness. Note that you can call your pet "original neatness" only after you eliminate all the reasons described below. All sorts of tricks to keep themselves fresh are resorted to (most often) by fluffy dog ​​breeds, especially those that have an elaborate hair under the tail.

It must be understood that there must be a reason for cleaning the priests on the carpet. So nature is arranged that dogs remain clean in the intimate parts of the body and take care of themselves with the help of their tongues. If you notice irritation behind your pet from the fact of the soiled coat, the cause may be diarrhea and, as a result, the soiled coat under the tail.

The dog does not want to clean out “all this” with his tongue and uses your carpet (floor) as a means of hygiene. The solution is very simple - put your dog’s diet and intestines in order, and before that, wash your pet after a walk.

Note! Dogs are very sensitive to odors, and by nature, the animal should not smell, so as not to attract predators. If a long-haired dog stains his hair during urination, we recommend resorting to hygienic haircuts.


If the dog rides on the pope and whines and you voiced this symptom to a veterinarian, the first probable diagnosis is probably an itch, due to blockage of the anal glands. Your pet’s body doesn’t have extra spare parts, these very glands secrete “dog mail paste”, in other words, the secret to mark territory. The smell (excuse me) from the priests, serves as a beacon for the dog and frames the border of its possessions, in a similar way the stranger learns that someone already lives here. The presence of aroma also explains the poking (even same-sex) of dogs under the tail of relatives to acquaintances, but we were distracted.

So, a secret is collected in the glands of the pet, which is secreted by the will of the dog and in small quantities. If the four-legged one is very frightened, a sharp release of incense can occur, which will be felt by everyone who is nearby. This secret has a certain, semi-liquid consistency.

With improper feeding, stress, metabolic disorders, colds, hypothermia, the development of pathology (and many other various reasons), the fluid can change its density. If the secret has become more fluid, the glands begin to work more actively, if thicker - the dog is physically unable to empty the sinuses (the tunnel from the gland to the outside). In both cases, sooner or later, blockage occurs.

Traffic jams in the outlet openings do not stop the glands from working, and the secret begins to put pressure on the walls of the sinuses. In this case, the dog feels physical pressure in the anus and severe itching. Since the tailed ones cannot scratch their paws in the causal place, they sit on the floor, raise their hind legs and row their forepaws. The effect is obvious - the pleasure of eliminating the itching, everything would be fine if this measure were not temporary.

Note! Many dogs of pocket breeds are prone to blockage of the paraanal sinuses.

The treatment of this problem does not require complex manipulations, since the process is stopped by elementary cleaning. The veterinarian physically squeezes the plugs from the sinuses, but the action of the treatment "stretches" exactly until the sinuses become clogged again. The best option is to search for reasons, but as mentioned above, there are a lot of options.

Even if you eliminate all risks, it remains likely that your pet is prone to clogging glands, this happens, especially with small dogs. A more realistic perspective is regular brushing of the sinuses. The procedure is carried out 1 time in 3-4 months, but if the channels become clogged more often, this is clearly not a tendency, but a symptom.

What will happen if the problem of clogged sinuses is ignored? At first, the dog will ride on the priest, but sooner or later, it will damage delicate tissues and harmful microflora will get into scratches. Bacteria actively divide, because the warm, humid atmosphere and abundance in the diet leave them no choice.

The dog develops paraproctitis - inflammation of the anal sinuses with all the ensuing circumstances. Itching turns into pain and further, depending on the neglect of the situation, purulent inflammation, constipation, etc. may occur. If the infection goes "higher", the consequences are unpredictable, up to peritonitis and sepsis. The conclusion is obvious, if the dog started a "lowland slalom" on the pope, it is better to play it safe and check the condition of the "vehicle".


Riding on the priest always indicates an itch, and the second most popular reason for this phenomenon is worms! The phenomenon indicates impressive invasion, that is, there are so many parasites that they do not fit in the "deep" sections of the intestine. Another option is worms who like to breathe fresh air, that is, crawl out of the anus and return home. So many roundworms, including common roundworms, behave themselves.

Treatment is anthelmintic drugs, but do not rush to calm down by feeding the caudate drug. If there was a severe invasion, the health of the pet can be knocked down by larvae that can travel in the bloodstream, penetrate the liver, heart, lungs and even the brain. It should be understood that several types of worms can live in one carrier (dog), this is especially often observed in adult "sub-animals" who ate in garbage cans.

Fortunately, veterinary medicine and pet industry are not standing still. If you seek help without delay, the chances of recovery are one hundred percent. You cannot guarantee to protect a dog from worms, therefore prevention is important. Remember that only on the soles of your shoes can “travel” 1,5-2 thousand helminth eggs!

Important! Regardless of living conditions, walking and feeding, all animals living in the dwelling should receive worm prophylaxis in accordance with the schedule, but at least 2 times a year (in late winter and early fall).

Other reasons

As mentioned above, all causes are associated with pain or itching in the anus. Such inconvenience can cause prolonged indigestion, eaten bones (which damaged the intestines), oversight in care, colitis and similar pathologies.

Primary irritation of the intestinal mucosa causes pain and itching. This situation can be missed by picking up a dog (puppy) on the street. With dehydration, feces become very hard and dry, and the intestines and anus are damaged during bowel movements.

That is, a visually healthy dog ​​eats and plays, but later, at one point, begins to whine, refuses food and worries, feeling pain. An obvious sign is formed feces that are stuck in the anus. The condition is stopped with oil candles and a diet until the mucous membranes are completely healed.

Pressure in the intestines and inability to empty it can also cause a "ride", but in this case, the symptoms will not be the only one. Bowel obstruction can be caused by a foreign object, bloating, gas accumulation (flatulence), or intestinal inversion (a deadly condition).

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