If your puppy is scooting across the carpet, ground or grasssit down and pull itself forward while dragging its bottomyou need to learn how to express anal glands. Puppy scooting generally means the poochs bottom is irritated and that can be caused by tapeworms, diarrhea or even fleas, but most often can be blamed on irritated anal glands. Infected anal glands need to be expressed regularly and an antibiotic infused directly into the sac itself. Ointments like panalog work well the tip of the tube is inserted into the sac opening, and the gland is filled with the medicine. Usually, its best if your veterinarian applies the medication into the anal gland. treatment for a puppy with a rectal prolapse needs to be initiated as soon as possible to prevent serious complications. Attempting to treat a prolapsed rectum at home will only delay treatment in a condition where every second counts.