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It is not unusual for dogs with inpacted anal gland to do this instead of the more typical butt scoot but it often involve a bit of chewing not just licking at the area.

MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ANAL SACS
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Domestic animals have largely lost their ability to empty these sacs voluntarily. Walking around and normal defecation serves to empty the glands but some animals become unable to empty their glands on their own at all. The sacs become impacted and uncomfortable. Dogs with impacted anal sacs usually scoot their rear on the ground in an attempt to empty the glands. Some dogs will lick their anal area and other dogs will chase their tails. Cats often lick the fur off just under their tails.
 
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