Cat Scooting

Cat Scooting

Scooting is a behavior in which a cat drags its bottom across the ground.

Anal Gland Problems

Anal glands are two small sacs located near the anus. They produce a foul-smelling liquid that helps cats mark their territory.


Constipation can also cause scooting. When a cat is constipated, it may have difficulty passing stool, which can irritate the anal area.


Parasites, such as worms, can also cause scooting. Parasites can irritate the anal area and make it difficult for cats to pass stool.


Allergies can also cause scooting. Allergies can be to food, environmental allergens, or fleas.

Skin Irritation

Skin irritation can also cause scooting. Skin irritation can be caused by allergies, infections, or underlying medical conditions.


Injury to the anal area can also cause scooting. If a cat has an injury to the anal area, it may be painful to sit or stand, which can lead to scooting.

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